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What Condition Does Estradiol Valerate Treat and Its Price?

Estradiol Valerate is an FDA-approved female hormone prescription. This medicine is a form of estrogen which is a female sex hormone. This regulates many processes in the body. 

What condition does Estradiol Valerate treat?

Estradiol Valerate is mostly prescribed by doctors to treat menopause symptoms such as vaginal changes and hot flashes. This can also be used to:

  • Prevent osteoporosis or bone loss in menopausal women
  • Treat low estrogen levels in a woman with ovarian failure
  • Treat certain types of prostate cancer and breast cancer

How does Estradiol Valerate work?

The main source of estrogens in premenopausal women is the ovary depending on the phase of the menstrual cycle. As soon as estrogens enter the cells of receptive tissues, they increase the frequency of synthesis of some proteins, RNA, and DNA. The discharge of gonadotropin-releasing hormone by the hypothalamus is decreased throughout estrogen administration. Wherein, it causes a decrease in luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone from the pituitary. Exogenous estrogens stimulate the entire activities of endogenous estrogens. Estrogens are accountable for the progress of female sex organs.

Estrogens increase cervical secretions, may cause proliferation of the endometrium and have an increased uterine tone at the cellular level. This changes the estrogen that your body drops throughout menopause. Higher levels of the hormone relieve night sweats, vaginal problems, and hot flashes. 

What is the dosage of Estradiol Valerate?

This medication is injected into a muscle usually every 4 weeks as directed by your doctor. For the treatment of certain cancer, this is usually given every 1 to 2 weeks. The recommended dosage for this medication is based on your medical condition, age, and response.

If you are using this medication at home, make sure to learn all the preparations and usage instructions from your doctor. Check the product visually before using it. If there are any discolorations or particles, do use the product. Use this medication regularly to get the best benefit from it. To help you remember, have a reminder of when to receive your doses. Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it gets worse. 

What are the precautions in using Estradiol Valerate?

  • If you are taking Estradiol Valerate for hormone-related problems, it might take some cycles of use to see improvement in your condition.
  • Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need a regular pelvic and breast exam while on this medicine.
  • Stop taking this medicine right away and contact your doctor if you have any reason to think you are pregnant.
  • It is recommended not to smoke because it increases your risk of having a stroke or getting a blood clot. This is critical especially if you are more than 35 years of age and taking birth control pills.
  • This medicine can make your body keep fluid which makes your ankles, hands, or fingers swell. Your blood pressure can go up. Contact your doctor or health care professional if you feel you are retaining fluid.
  • This medicine might affect your vision. Consult right away your eye care specialist if you notice visual changes or if the lenses start to feel uncomfortable.
  • This medication can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing if you cannot avoid being in the sun. Do not use tanning beds/booths or sun lamps.
  • In some women, swelling, tenderness, or minor bleeding of the gums may happen. Tell your dentist if this happens. Flossing and brushing your teeth regularly may help limit this. Inform your dentist of the medicines you are taking. See them regularly as well.
  • Before the surgery, you may need to stop taking this medication if you are going to have certain surgery. Consult your doctor for advice.
  • This medicine does not protect you against HIV infection (AIDS) or any other sexually transmitted diseases.

Price of Estradiol Valerate vs. Delestrogen

The generic Estradiol Valerate is an estrogen medication that treats the symptoms of low hormone levels. This is an inexpensive medication and a lot cheaper than the brand name Delestrogen. Estradiol Valerate only costs:

  • $56.74 per 5ml vial of 20mg/ml
  • $68.35 per 5ml vial of 40mg/ml

Delestrogen costs:

  • $197.30 per 5ml vial of 20mg/ml

$324.76 per 5ml vial of 40mg/m