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Estradiol valerate is a hormone replacement medication often used for treating menopausal symptoms, hormone deficiencies, and prostate cancer. This prescription drug comes in an injectable form and is generally administered once a month. Most people tolerate it well, but side effects can include headaches, nausea, and stomach pain.
What Is Estradiol Valerate?Estradiol valerate (Delestrogen®) is a prescription hormone replacement medication that contains estrogen. It comes in the form of a long-acting injection that is injected into a muscle, usually once a month. Estradiol valerate is approved for the following uses:
- Treating menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, or vaginal symptoms
- Replacing hormones in younger women whose ovaries do not produce enough estrogen (or who have had their ovaries removed)
- Reducing the symptoms of advanced prostate cancer.
Are There Side Effects?
- Nausea and vomiting
- Breast pain
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Vaginal bleeding.