Astrogel Vaginal Gel

Brand Name: Astrogel
Generic: Estradiol
Weight: 60 mg/100 gm
Type: Vaginal Gel
Therapeutic Class: Female Sex hormones
Manufacturer: Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited
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Last Updated: 2020-11-22 18:15:00

Astrogel Vaginal Gel Uses

Astrogel Vaginal Gel contains Estradiol. Astrogel uses:

Treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms associated with the menopause.

Treatment of moderate to severe symptoms of vulvar and vaginal atrophy associated with the menopause. When prescribing solely for the treatment of symptoms of vulvar and vaginal atrophy, topical vaginal products should be considered.

Treatment of hypoestrogenism due to hypogonadism, castration or primary ovarian failure.

Treatment of breast cancer (for palliation only) in appropriately selected women and men with metastatic disease.

Treatment of advanced androgen-dependent carcinoma of the prostate (for palliation only).

Prevention of osteoporosis. When prescribing solely for the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis, therapy should only be considered for women at significant risk of osteoporosis and for whom non-estrogen medications are not considered to be appropriate.

Astrogel Vaginal Gel Doses

Astrogel Vaginal Gel contains Estradiol 60 mg/100 gm. Astrogel doses:

Oral:

  • Prostate cancer: 10 mg 3 times/day for at least 3 month.
  • Menopausal vasomotor symptoms: 1-2 mg/day on a cyclical or continuous regimen
  • Prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis: 0.5 mg/day in cyclical regimen.
  • Hypogonadism: 1-2 mg/day in a cyclic regimen.

Vaginal:

  • Vulvular and vag atrophy: Insert 2-4 g/day for 2 wk. Maintenance: 1 g 1-3 times/wk.
  • Postmenopausal vag atrophy; Urogenital symptoms: Insert a ring and keep in place for 90 days.
  • Atrophic vaginitis: Insert 1 tab once daily for 2 wk. Maintenance: 1 tab twice wkly. Attempt to discontinue or taper medication at 3-6 monthly intervals.

 

Side Effects

GI disturbances, genitourinary changes, haematologic disorders, CV and CNS effects, endocrine and metabolic disorders, cholestatic jaundice, local skin reactions, chorea, contact lens intolerance, steeping of corneal curvature, pulmonary thromboembolism, carbohydrate intolerance.

Introduction

Estradiol is a naturally occurring oestrogen. Oestrogens are responsible for the development and maintenance of the female reproductive system and secondary sexual characteristics. They modulate the pituitary secretion of gonadotrophins, LH and FSH through a negative feedback system.

Astrogel Precaution

Conditions exacerbated by fluid retention; hypercalcaemia, cerebrovascular diorders, coronary artery disease, gall bladder diseases; lipid effects; familial defects of lipoprotein metabolism. May increase BP, risk of venous thromboembolism, breast cancer, benign hepatic adenoma, endometrial cancer and size of preexisting uterine leiomyomata. Dosage should be reduced in hepatic impairment. Lactation. Child.

Interaction

CYP1A2 and CYP3A4 inducers e.g. aminoglutethimide, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, and rifampin may decrease the effects of estradiol. May enhance the effects of hydrocortisone and prednisolone when used together.

Pregnancy Lactation use

Pregnancy Category X. Studies in animals or human beings have demonstrated foetal abnormalities or there is evidence of foetal risk based on human experience or both, and the risk of the use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweighs any possible benefit. The drug is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity; undiagnosed vag bleeding; thrombophloebitis or thromboembolic disorders; breast carcinoma except in selected patients being treated for metastatic disease; oestrogen-dependent tumor; porphyria; pregnancy.

Special Warning

 

Acute Overdose

 

Interaction with other Medicine

 

Storage Condition

Store at room temperature.

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