Ask The Expert
April 27, 2012
Estrace is the brand name for the drug estradiol. It is a commonly used form of estrogen for women that:
Estrace is available in 3 doses:
Your doctorís advice is typical of what I and most other doctors recommend today. Until now, taking estrogen was appropriate for you.
It sounds like your Estrace dose is already pretty low since you take it every other day. Thatís good. At this time, you should try to lower your dose if you can. Your goal is to find the lowest dose of Estrace to control menopausal symptoms. And then try to slowly decrease the dose until you can stop.