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Estriol Cream ? Anyone used it ?

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EamonnHolmesisaPratt2 Mon 19-Oct-15 12:54:49

I have just been given this by my GP - got it home and it is a vaginal cream..bit disappointed as I thought I was getting Oestrogel as I had before from a private doc ...

considering we sat and talked about the dosage I was on with Ostregel I now see that this says one lot a day..

is this going to be messy ?

Luckily I have only got one tube so maybe I can ask him for what I had before which was applied to inner thighs..

Any advice form anyone please ? Thanks.

Anyoldusername1 Mon 19-Oct-15 13:51:04

Ovestin- the small tube of cream - is for vaginal use only, twice a week.

Oestrogel- large canister of 64 applications- is for use on your arms or legs as part of systemic HRT, used only with a progestogen if you have not had a hysterectomy.

It is possible your GP has prescribed the incorrect item.

EamonnHolmesisaPratt2 Mon 19-Oct-15 19:03:12

I had the Oestrogel before from a private doc and though this is what I was getting was perfect..had to come off due to having a Hysterectomy...

It says on the ESTRIOL - apply once a day - for external use only so vaginal is "external " ? Sorry that sounds really stupid...

EamonnHolmesisaPratt2 Mon 19-Oct-15 19:05:19

Actually I have just looked at the label and it says Estradiol 0.06% Gel and this is on a tube of ESTRIL CREAM 0.01% - looks like Boots have messed it up !

EamonnHolmesisaPratt2 Mon 19-Oct-15 19:07:30


Anyoldusername1 Tue 20-Oct-15 08:09:33

Looks like the pharmacist should be struck off- that's a serious professional error. Contact your surgery and Boots.

EamonnHolmesisaPratt2 Mon 26-Oct-15 12:13:46

Yes it was completely the wrong thing - they said that they have to log it.

Bellaciao Mon 26-Oct-15 17:15:52

Better this than the other way round. Imagine applying Estrogel to your vag!

EamonnHolmesisaPratt2 Wed 28-Oct-15 21:47:44

8 days in and beginning to feel so much better ! The skin crawling has gone and I may even be feeling the cold somewhat !

cherrytree63 Tue 03-Nov-15 23:09:40

I've just been prescribed the same, first dose tonight. But after reading the huge list of contras I nearly chickened out!

EamonnHolmesisaPratt2 Sun 08-Nov-15 20:23:45

which one cherrytree ?

I am now back on the oestrogel and it kicked in after about 8 days - the ant crawling has gone, the sweats have gone - I am a normal person again although maybe a bit tetchy ? Not sure is that is related...

cherrytree63 Sun 08-Nov-15 23:33:47

It's the Estriol 0.01% cream. I had a surgical menopause about 18 months ago. Haven't had any symptoms other than increasingly painful sex.
It has solved that in less than a week...

EamonnHolmesisaPratt2 Sat 14-Nov-15 21:19:01

cherrytree63 this was dispensed in error to me by Boots ...

cherrytree63 Sun 15-Nov-15 08:06:25

I was answering your original question. Were you dispensed the correct drug with an incorrect label, or an incorrect drug with the prescribed drug label?
Either way it's a very serious error!

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