Estradiol may be used to induce estrus (heat) or estrus
behavior and for long-term treatment of urinary incontinence in horses. Estradiol,
a hormone, has also been used in dogs and cats as a mismate treatment to prevent
pregnancy. This indication for dogs and cats is rarely used today since there
are safer alternatives.
The FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) has approved
estradiol for use in humans, but not animals. The FDA allows veterinarians to
prescribe and use products containing this drug in different species or for
other conditions in certain situations; however, this drug is not to be used in
food-producing animals. You and your veterinarian can discuss why this drug is
the most appropriate choice.
Sold as individual 2 mg tablets.
What is Estradiol 2 mg 1 Tablet?
Estradiol tablets are indicated for enhancing estrus behavior and receptivity in ovariectomized mares and to treat estrogen-responsive incontinence in dogs and cats.
Who is Estradiol 2 mg 1 Tablet for?
Horses, Dogs and Cats
Why use Estradiol 2 mg 1 Tablet?
-Enhances estrus behavior and receptivity in ovariectomized mares
-Treats estrogen-responsive incontinence in dogs and cats
Actavis, Watson or other generic brand
How is Estradiol 2 mg 1 Tablet sold?
Individual 2 mg tablet
What are the side effects of Estradiol 2 mg 1 Tablet?
Estradiol has a high risk of causing endometrial hyperplasia and pyometra. There is a dose-dependent risk of bone marrow toxicity in animals, particularly in dogs. Estradiol cypionate injections have produced leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and fatal aplastic anemia. Because stem cells can be affected, the bone marrow toxicity may not be reversible. These adverse effects can be severe, and other agents should be used instead of estradiol cypionate whenever possible.
What special precautions are there?
Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
If overdose contact your nearest pet hospital immediately.
How can I store Estradiol 2 mg 1 Tablet?
Store at a controlled room temperature of 59°-86°F (15°-30°C).
Use as directed by your Veterinarian