Estradiol is a hormone that may be administered to generate estrus (heat) or related behavior in horses, as well as to cure urine incontinence over time. This hormone is also useful as a mismate therapy in cats and dogs to prevent conception. Estradiol is rarely used for cats and dogs nowadays since safer alternative exist. Estradiol has been licensed for use in humans (but not in animals) by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). In some cases, the FDA authorizes veterinarians to use and prescribe products containing this medicine in several species or for other ailments; nevertheless, this drug is not for use in food-producing animals. Speak to a veterinarian about why this particular medicine is the best option.
Who is Estradiol 2 mg 1 Tablet for?
Horses, cats and dogs.
Why use Estradiol 2 mg 1 Tablet?
Estradiol is used to treat estrogen-responsive incontinence in cats and dogs. This medicine can help mares in estrus improve their receptivity and behavior.
Actavis, Watson or other generic brand
How is Estradiol 2 mg 1 Tablet sold?
Sold by the tablet in strengths of 2 mg
What are the side effects of Estradiol 2 mg 1 Tablet?
Because of the potential for serious side effects, alternative medicines should be used in lieu of estradiol cypionate if at all feasible. The toxicity of the bone marrow can be irreversible since stem cells are damaged. Fatal aplastic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and leukopenia have all been linked to estradiol cypionate injections. In animals, notably dogs, there is a dose-dependent danger of bone marrow poisoning. Pyometra and endometrial hyperplasia are serious side effects of estradiol.
What special precautions are there?
Not for use in pregnant or food-producing animals. Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can only be used on the direction of or by a licensed veterinarian, according to federal law.
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately.
How can I store Estradiol 2 mg 1 Tablet?
Store product between the temperatures of 15°-30°C (59°-86°F)
Best time to administer this product is with food, as it can prevent digestive upset.