Estradiol Cypionate for Menopause

There are several different treatments available for menopause; estradiol cypionate (Depo®-Estradiol) is one such option. In addition to relieving symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats, it can help replace hormones in younger women who have a deficiency due to a medical condition or some other cause.
Estradiol cypionate is effective for menopause because it actually replaces the estrogen the ovaries no longer produce. It might be an attractive option for women who aren't interested in a daily treatment. This product comes as an injection that is given by your healthcare provider every three to four weeks.
(Click What Is Estradiol Cypionate Used For? to learn more about this menopause treatment, including possible side effects, when you need to consider an alternative, and if a generic version is available.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD