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Ethinyl Estradiol Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 0.05 mg; 0.5 mg; 0.02 mg

Usual Adult Dose for Postmenopausal Symptoms

10 to 50 mcg orally once a day


Use: For postmenopausal symptoms due to estrogen deficiency (including prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis)

Usual Adult Dose for Prostate Cancer

0.15 to 1.5 mg orally once a day

Use: Palliative treatment of prostatic cancer

Usual Adult Dose for Primary Ovarian Failure

10 to 50 mcg orally once a day


Use: Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for failure of ovarian development (e.g., in patients with gonadal dysgenesis where initial estrogen therapy is later followed by combined estrogen/progestogen therapy)

Usual Adult Dose for Menstrual Disorders

20 to 50 mcg orally once a day from day 5 to day 25 of each cycle


Use: For disorders of menstruation (given in conjunction with a progestogen)

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

This drug is contraindicated in acute liver disease or a history of liver disease as long as liver function tests have failed to return to normal.


Data not available

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