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Equivalent Generic Brands: Yuvafem, Estradiol Vaginal Cream


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Vagifem Benefits

Reduces vaginal dryness

Reduces vaginal itching

Reduce vaginal burning

Reduce pain during intercourse

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How to use Vagifem

Always follow your prescriber instructions on how to use Yuvafem. Consistent use of Vagifem is necessary to maximize its benefits.

It is crucial to follow the prescribed treatment regimen and not to increase the dosage or use the medication improperly for an extended period. Doing so not only fails to improve the condition but also increases the risk of adverse effects.

Here is a guide on how to use or apply the medication:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before handling the Vagifem vaginal tablet and applicator.
  • Remove the Vagifem tablet from its blister pack.
  • Lie on your back with your knees bent or stand with one foot on a chair or step.
  • Do not take the tablet out of the applicator. If the tablet comes out of the applicator when you open it, carefully put it back in. If the tablet falls out of the applicator when you try to insert it, throw it away and use a new applicator and tablet.
  • Gently insert the Vagifem tablet into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go using the applicator provided.
  • Push the plunger of the applicator to release the tablet into the vagina.
  • Remove the applicator and discard it in a safe manner.
  • Wash your hands again after use

Vagifem Dosage

Vagifem dosage should be determined by the patient’s medical history, needs and response to treatment. Typically, the recommended dosage of Yuvafem is one tablet inserted into the vagina once daily for the first two weeks of treatment. After that, the dosage may be reduced to one tablet inserted into the vagina twice a week. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider regarding the dosage and duration of treatment.

Vagifem Side Effects

Common side effects of Yuvafem may include:

  • Headache
  • Breast tenderness
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal itching or irritation
  • Stomach cramps
  • Vaginal yeast infections
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
  • Depression

These side effects are usually mild and temporary. However, if you experience severe or persistent side effects, contact your doctor or healthcare provider.

Serious side effects are very rare but may include:

  • Chest pain with or without shortness of breath, weakness or fatigue
  • Severe headache
  • Changes in vision or speech
  • Signs of an allergic reaction (swelling of the face, tongue, mouth or throat)

If you experience any of the above warning signs of a serious side effect, contact your healthcare provider immediately. We encourage you to contact your healthcare provider to share any concerning symptoms you may experience when the treatment is started.

Note: this is not a full list of Vagifem possible side effects, if you note any side effects that are not listed contact your doctor or pharmacist to get the right advice.

Vagifem Contraindications

You should not use Vagifem if you:

  • Are allergic to Estradiol or any ingredients in the medication.
  • Have history of blood clots: Women with a history of blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or lungs (pulmonary embolism).
  • Have a history of heart attack or stroke. The medication can increase the risk of cardiovascular events in individuals with a history of these conditions.
  • Liver disease. Vagifem tablets are metabolized in the liver, and liver dysfunction can affect its clearance from the body and increase the risk of adverse effects.
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure: Women with uncontrolled high blood pressure should be cautious when using Vagifem. This medication can increase blood pressure, and individuals with pre-existing hypertension may experience further elevation of blood pressure.
  • Breast cancer or other hormone-sensitive cancers.

These contraindications are general guidelines, and individual patient factors and medical history should be considered when determining the appropriateness of using Vagifem as part of menopausal hormone therapy. If a doctor prescribed Vagifem tablets as part of your menopause treatment, your individual factors and health history should have been evaluated making sure that the medication will not put your health at risk.

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What is Vagifem?

Vagifem is a prescription medication used to treat certain symptoms of menopause in women, such as vaginal dryness, burning, and pain during sexual intercourse.

Vagifem contains the active ingredient estradiol, which is a type of estrogen hormone. During the menopause transition a woman’s body starts producing less estrogen and progesterone leading to some uncomfortable symptoms. Vagifem helps restorage estrogen levels in a woman’s body helping ease vaginal symptoms. This medication is available as a vaginal tablet and is inserted into the vagina using an applicator.

Frequently Asked Questions

Vagifem typically dissolves within a few minutes after insertion. If you are noticing that it is taking a long time to dissolve you could dab a little water onto the tablet just prior to insertion to speed the dissolution.

Vagifem is a medication used to treat symptoms of vaginal atrophy, which is a common condition in postmenopausal women. It contains estradiol, a form of estrogen, which helps to restore the vaginal tissue and relieve symptoms such as vaginal dryness, itching, burning, and painful intercourse.

Yes, Vagifem is a form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) specifically designed to address vaginal symptoms associated with menopause. Vagifem delivers estrogen directly to the vaginal tissues to alleviate symptoms of vaginal atrophy.

The duration of Vagifem treatment varies depending on individual needs and the severity of symptoms. It is typically recommended to use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration necessary to relieve symptoms. It is important to follow the instructions and guidance provided by your healthcare provider regarding the duration of Vagifem use. Regular follow-up appointments are recommended to assess the ongoing need for treatment.

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