) is a prescription hormone replacement medication. It is approved for the following uses:
- Treating menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, or vaginal dryness
- Preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women
- Replacing hormones in younger women whose ovaries do not produce enough estrogen or who have had their ovaries removed.
Just like any medicine, estropipate can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common reactions to estropipate include but are not limited to:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Breast pain
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Vaginal bleeding.
(Click Side Effects of Estropipate to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)