Estradiol Valerate Information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved estradiol valerate (Delestrogen®) for a few different uses. These include:
  • 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.
This product comes as a long-acting injection that is usually given once a month, although it may be given as often as once a week when treating prostate cancer. Prior to beginning treatment with estradiol valerate, review information on possible side effects and other safety concerns with your healthcare provider. Also, tell him or her about any other drugs you are taking and any other medical conditions you have.
(Click Estradiol Valerate for more information on this product, including how it works, basic dosing guidelines, and if a generic version is available.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD