What is estradiol?
Estradiol (generic Estrace) is a form of estrogen, a female hormone that regulates several processes in the body. As a prescription medication, estradiol is used to help reduce symptoms of menopause (such as hot flashes, vaginal changes, and to prevent bone loss). It is also prescribed to treat certain types of cancers in both men and is used by women who are not able to produce enough estrogen naturally.
Consult with your doctor about whether estradiol is right for you.