Elestrin estradiol gel 0.06%


Using Elestrin Therapy

Discreet, clear gel that dries in approximately 5 minutes

Elestrin is a colorless, non-staining estradiol gel that is spread on a small area of your upper arm or shoulder once a day and dries in approximately 5 minutes. It also comes in a pump designed to deliver the appropriate amount of drug, so you can be confident that one pre-measured dose of Elestrin is released each time you press the pump down. Because Elestrin is a topical product, you should not let others come into contact with your Elestrin-treated skin. Make sure, too, to wash your hands thoroughly after application of Elestrin. Learn more about how to apply Elestrin below:

Convenient application

Flexible dosing options

  • Elestrin offers 2 low-dose options in a single bottle:
    • 1 pump (0.52 mg) per day
    • 2 pumps (1.04 mg) per day
  • Clean, clear formulation applied once a day to a small area of the upper arm/shoulder
  • Discreet and fast drying (dries in approximately 5 minutes)
  • Your healthcare provider may prescribe 1 or 2 pumps per day of Elestrin. Over time, he or she may increase or decrease that dosage depending upon the severity and frequency of your hot flashes. Don't change your dosage without consulting your healthcare provider.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water after applying the gel to reduce the chance that the medicine will be spread from your hands to other people.

Important dosing information:

  • Use Elestrin exactly how your healthcare provider tells you.
  • If you take a bath or shower, or use a sauna apply Elestrin afterward. If you go swimming, wait at least 2 hours after application before going in the water.
  • Never apply Elestrin to the breast or in or around the vagina.
  • Do not allow others to apply the gel for you or to come in contact with the area where you applied the gel for at least 2 hours after application.
  • Allow the gel to dry for 5 minutes or more before dressing.
  • Wait at least 25 minutes after application before applying sunscreen to the same area.
  • Avoid fire, flames, or smoking until the gel has dried. Elestrin contains alcohol. Alcohol-based gels are flammable.
  • Move the spout into the locked position and place the cap over the top of the pump after each use.
  • Keep out of reach of children.

All estrogen therapy has risks. Please see important risk information at the bottom of this page. Before you start treatment, discuss the benefits and risks of any therapy with your healthcare provider.

Call your doctor for medical advice about any side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or to Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc. at 1-877-999-8401.