Ethinyl Estradiol is commonly used to treat Dryness in vagina, Post Menopausal Osteoporosis, and Prostate Cancer. It is also used as contraception, hormone replacement therapy and in failure of ovarian development.
Ethinyl Estradiol acts similarly to estradiol. Estradiol is the main estrogen in premenopausal women. It plays a big role in the development and maintenance of the female reproductive system and secondary sexual characteristics. Besides, it inhibits anterior pituitary by a negative feedback system and causes capillary dilation, protein anabolism, and fluid retention.
Headache, Dizziness, Nausea and vomiting, Menstrual cycle disturbances, Breast discomfort, Change of weight, Change of libido, Hirsutism
Consuming alcohol with Ethinyl Estradiol may worsen the side effects such as headache, dizziness, and nausea.
Ethinyl Estradiol is unsafe to use during pregnancy. Both animal and human studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and fetal abnormalities. Please consult your doctor for more details.
No academic reports explaining the use of Ethinyl Estradiol during lactation are available. However, the use of Ethinyl Estradiol for breastfeeding mothers is not recommended because it may reduce milk production and decrease the nutrient content in the milk.
Generally it is safe to take ethynilestradiol if you are driving. However, do not drive if you feel any side effects such as dizziness, headaches, or nausea, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
The use of Ethinyl Estradiol is should be safe in patients with kidney problem. Hoever, consult your doctor regarding dose adjustment if needed.
Ethinyl Estradiol should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ethinyl Estradiol may be needed. However, patients with liver carcinoma is contraindicated to take Ethinyl Estradiol. Please consult your doctor.