Estradiol Valerate or Estradiol 17 beta-valerate, is a derivative of estradiol modified with a ester of valeric acid. It has the same effect as endogenous estrogen.
It metabolizes slower in the body then estradiol with minimal side effect profile compared to ethinylestradiol. The contraindications (reasons for not using the medication) are the same as estradiol.
It is available in oral tablets and intermuscular injectable, in both brand and generic versions. Tablets are not available in the United States legally.
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