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Side Effects of Esterified Estrogens

Common Side Effects of Esterified Estrogens

Common side effects of estrogen medications, such as esterified estrogens, include (but are not limited to):
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Hair loss
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • Headaches
  • Breast tenderness
  • Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting
  • Abdominal (stomach) cramps or bloating
  • Fluid retention
  • Enlargement of benign tumors of the uterus (uterine fibroids)
  • Vaginal yeast infections.

Final Thoughts on Esterified Estrogens Side Effects

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the esterified estrogens side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell whether any particular side effect (such as nausea) is caused by esterified estrogens or other factors. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking esterified estrogens or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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