How does Estring work
ESTRING® (estradiol vaginal ring) is a local therapy designed to relieve itching, burning, and dryness in and around the vagina. Once inserted (either by you or your doctor), the ring will begin to release the estrogen hormone, estradiol. It will continue to release a low, continuous dose for the full 90 days that ESTRING remains in place.
When ESTRING is in place, you should not feel it. In a US study, 95% of women who used the product for 12 weeks rated the comfort of ESTRING as “excellent” or “very good.”
What’s it made of?
ESTRING contains estradiol, silicone polymers, and barium sulfate, which are combined to form the ring. Do not use ESTRING if you are allergic to any of these ingredients.
One application for 3 months of treatment
Each ESTRING ring lasts 90 days. After that, there won’t be enough estradiol left to provide you with relief, so the ring should be taken out.
NOTE: Carefully follow instructions for use. If you have difficulty removing ESTRING, contact your healthcare provider right away.
Keep in mind that estrogens such as ESTRING should be used only as long as needed. You and your healthcare provider should talk regularly (for example, every 3 to 6 months) about whether you still need treatment with ESTRING.
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