Medically Reviewed by Dr. Harshi Dhingra, M.D.

Last Reviewed: Oct 12, 2023

Drug Details

Generic Name:


Common Brands:

Alora, Estrace (no longer available)


Prescription only

Therapeutic Class:

Estrogen hormone


Tablet, topical gel, cream, and spray


By mouth, by application to the vagina

Therapeutic Uses:

To treat menopause symptoms

To treat certain types of breast cancer and prostate cancer

To treat low estrogen levels in women with certain conditions

To prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis

Controlled Status:

Not a controlled substance

Estradiol Drug Class

Estradiol (es-trah-dye-ohl) is an estrogen hormone.

Estradiol Age Range

Estradiol is approved for use in adults. The safety and efficacy of this drug have not been established in pediatric patients.