Vagifem (Generic name: Estradiol Vaginal Tablets) is an estrogen therapy used to relieve the symptoms and discomfort associated with atrophic vaginitis, including dryness, soreness, and irritation. The main active ingredient in Vagifem is an estrogen called Estradiol. Estradiol is naturally produced by your body before menopause. Vagifem is the only vaginal tablet available containing estrogen. Vagifem is cleanly and easily inserted into the vagina, providing local treatment of atrophic vaginitis by providing the estrogen lost during menopause. An improvement in symptoms usually occurs after 2 to 3 weeks of treatment. However, it may take up to 7 weeks to feel the full benefits of Vagifem use. Use Estradiol vaginal tablets exactly as it was prescribed for you.
Vagifem Side Effects:
The most common Vagifem side effects are abdominal pain, back pain, upper respiratory tract infection, vaginal itching, vaginal yeast infection and etc. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as abnormal vaginal bleeding, lumps in the breast, vaginal and rectum pain, and serious allergic reaction (e.g., rash, hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the lips, throat or tongue), please inform your doctor immediately.
Do NOT use Vagifem tablets if you are allergic to Estradiol or Estrogen. Do NOT use Vagifem Estradiol if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or immediately after childbirth. Before using Vagifem vaginal, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions such as asthma, blood clotting disorder, breast or endometrial cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol or triglycerides, migraine headaches, liver or kidney disease, seizures, unusual vaginal bleeding and etc. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Vagifem drug, especially of: blood thinner (e.g., warfarin), blood pressure lowering medications, and other vaginal products.
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