Oestrogel 60 mg is gel for cutaneous application containing 60 mg of Estradiol used in estrogen hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to substitute the lack of oestrogen production. It is used to relieve symptoms of menopause caused by oestrogen deficiency. Oestrogel also stimulates the development of female sexual characteristics, and is used as the oestrogen component of transgender hormone therapy for male to female transsexuals.
Indications: oestrogen hormonal therapy
How should Oestrogel be used?
You should apply a dose of Oestrogel gel to your skin once a day for 24-28 days a month, for as long as recommended by your doctor. The usual starting dose is one measure (2.5g) of Oestrogel (1.5mg oestradiol) daily at the same time each day. Avoid using any skin products that may alter the barrier structure or function of your skin while using Oestrogel, such as strong skin cleansers and detergents, skin care products of high alcoholic content (astringents, sunscreens) and keratolytics (e.g. salicylic acid, lactic acid), products containing benzalkonium or benzothonium chloride and sodium lauryl sulphate, as these could make the Oestrogel less effective.
1.Squeeze the gel out of the tube onto the spatula provide, measuring out one dose of 2.5g gel (containing 1.5mg oestradiol) against the marked rule.
2.Apply to clean, dry, unbroken skin on the outside of your upper arm, buttocks, upper thigh, lower abdomen or lumbar region. You do not need to rub the gel in, but allow it to dry on your skin for at least 5 minutes. Do not wash the skin or apply other skin care products until at least one hour after application. Do not apply to skin that is red or irritated or to the breasts.
3.Wash your hands after applying Oestrogel gel, to reduce the chance that the gel will spread from your hands to other people.
How long should you take Oestrogel?
You can use Oestrogel daily for 24-28 days a month, continuously for as long as recommended by your doctor.
Package Contents: 1 tube with 80 grams of gel containing 60 mg of estradiol valerate and 1 plastic ruler for application in paper box.
Active ingredient: 17 beta-estradiol valerate 60 mg in 80 grams of gel