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Drug question: is it possible to get estrace pills without the blue dye?

October 12 2011 at 10:36 PM
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I'm taking estrace vaginally twice per day, having a great response to it, great lining building on the mock cycle, love not taking the pills orally, no bloaty-feeling side effects. Only complaint is the strong blue color. Is there a dye free version?

 
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PS would love to use estrace as HRT when the time comes too

October 12 2011, 10:39 PM 

It is a bio-identical form of estrogen, I prefer it to synthetics

 
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Found some dye free estrace

October 12 2011, 11:50 PM 

Checked the manufacturer website specs:

The 0.5 mg dose has no blue dye
The 1 mg dose and 2 mg dose are bright blue #1 aluminum lake dye as an inactive ingredient

Hopefully when I need HRT, the .5 mg dose will work OK. For cycling it will have to be the blue 2mg version.

 
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Maggie in VA
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Thanks for the info . . .

October 13 2011, 12:58 PM 

Gyno just prescribed the .5 mg, and will be glad to get away from the blue dye, too (glad DH never noticed it). Maggie (in VA)

 
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Please let me know how the .5 mg dose works for you for HRT

October 13 2011, 3:05 PM 

I hope it does the trick! That blue dye is too strange for long term use, I don't want my husband to see it either. Dye free sounds perfect if the dose is strong enough.

 
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Maggie in VA
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Yeah, I know, I have the same doubts . . .

October 13 2011, 3:12 PM 

But I'm on a continuous regimen now, so maybe it will be enough w/the daily P4. When I was on cyclic for prepping for my DE cycles, I was on 2mg/day plus the Prometrium 10 days of the month to bring on AF. When my clinic tried me on 1mg/day, I bled out. Am currently using up old pills, and am breaking the scored 2 mg tabs in half, but haven't gone all the way down to .5 as it's kind of hard to get to the pharmacy with the twins. Maggie (in VA)

 
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