About Oestrogel (estradiol-17β)
Oestrogel is a form of oestrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It may be used by women who have a uterus, or by women who do not have a uterus (i.e. have had a hysterectomy). For women with a uterus, your doctor is likely to also prescribe a progestogen alongside the oestrogen treatment. Talk to your doctor for more information.
Oestrogel contains the active ingredient 17β – oestradiol, which is identical in structure to that produced by your body and often referred to as body-identical oestrogen.
The 17β – oestradiol in Oestrogel is derived from plants.
Oestrogel is a colourless gel that is applied to the skin (known as transdermal application), and the active ingredient is absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream.