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Estrogen (Transdermal)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Estrogen Oestrogel, Divigel Adult

Estrogen (Transdermal) - Dosage and How to Use

How should Estrogen (Transdermal) be used?

​There are two types of transdermal preparations available:

  • Oestrogel®

Apply topically to the skin of upper arms, lower trunk or the right or left thigh. Unless otherwise directed by the doctor, start applying with ½ ruler (1.25g) of the gel and slowly increase to 1 ruler (2.5g) of the gel daily.

  • Divigel®

Apply one sachet once dail​y, on the skin of the upper arms, lower trunk or the right or left thighs.

Application should be made at the same time each day. Do not apply over the breast or mucous membranes. After application, allow the gel to dry for a few minutes before dressing and do not wash the area for at least an hour. Please wash hands after each application.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If the dose is missed less than 12 hours, apply as soon as possible; if it is more than 12 hours, skip the dose and apply the next dose on the next day. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose.

Note: Missed doses may induce break through bleeding.

What should I do if I overdose?

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  • Updated on Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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