What side effects could an estradiol transdermal system cause?

Using an estradiol transdermal system may cause you to experience side effects. Some common ones include the following:
  • headaches
  • breast pain
  • irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting
  • stomach cramps
  • bloating
  • nausea and vomiting
  • hair loss
If any of these side effects becomes severe, call your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of these side effects:
  • breast lumps
  • excessive vaginal bleeding
  • dizziness and faintness
  • changes in speech
  • severe headaches
The following are signs that this medicine may be making you sick. Seek prompt medical attention for:
  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • pains in your legs
  • changes in vision
  • persistent vomiting

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