Estradiol Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings
Estradiol is also known as: Alora, Climara, Climaval, Delestrogen, Depo-Estradiol, Dioval 40, Divigel, Elestrin, Estrace, Estradiol Patch, Estradot, Estrofem, Estrogel, Estrogen Patches, Evamist, Femring, Menostar, Minivelle, Nuvelle TS Phase I, Oestrogel, Progynova, Progynova TS, Vivelle, Vivelle-Dot, Zumenon
Estradiol Pregnancy Warnings
Estrogenic agents have been associated with urogenital abnormalities in offspring that manifest later in life. Vaginal adenosis, squamous cell dysplasia of the uterine cervix and vaginal cancer have developed later in life in female offspring. In male offspring, the risks of urogenital abnormalities and testicular cancer later in life are increased.
Estradiol has been assigned to pregnancy category X by the FDA. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Estradiol is contraindicated during pregnancy.
Estradiol Breastfeeding Warnings
Limited data are available on the excretion of estradiol into human milk. The American Academy of Pediatrics considers estradiol to be usually compatible with breast-feeding despite reports of "withdrawal" and "vaginal bleeding". Estradiol has been shown to decrease to quantity and quality of the milk. Estrogens are not indicated for the prevention of postpartum breast engorgement. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering estradiol to nursing women.
- Estradiol use while Breastfeeding (in more detail)
- Estradiol Cypionate use while Breastfeeding (in more detail)
- Estradiol Valerate use while Breastfeeding (in more detail)
- Estradiol Consumer Information
- Pregnancy Support Group
- FDA Pregnancy Categories
- Medicine use during Pregnancy
- Medicine use while Breastfeeding
- Safe Medications during Breastfeeding
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