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<h2>What is Vagifem Vaginal tablets</h2> <p>During menopause, the woman's body stops producing the same oestrogen levels. In turn, women can begin to suffer from symptoms such as pain during and after sex, irregular bleeding and spotting, as well as dryness and irritation of the vagina. These issues stem from vaginal atrophy, the thinning, inflammation and drying of the vaginal walls due to the lowered oestrogen levels.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>There are ways to ease these vaginal symptoms without taking oral medication. Vagifem is in tablet form and can be inserted with an easy-to-use applicator directly into the vagina and contains the naturally occurring oestrogen known as estradiol.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>As of right now, Vagifem tablets are only available in 24 packs of 10mcg strength.</p> <h3>Vagifem Summary Information</h3> <table class="summarytable"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Type of medicine</p> </td> <td> <p>Vaginal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medication</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Use</p> </td> <td> <p>Relieves symptoms of vaginal atrophy and dryness in menopausal women</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>How it works</p> </td> <td> <p>Restores moisture and elasticity in the vaginal area</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Active Ingredient</p> </td> <td> <p>Estradiol</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Directions of use</p> </td> <td> <p>Vaginal tablets inserted into the vagina</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Available strengths</p> </td> <td> <p>10mcg</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Side effects</p> </td> <td> <p>Common side effects include Vaginal irritation, itching, discharge, headaches, fluid retention</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Storage</p> </td> <td> <p>Store at room temperature</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Generic</p> </td> <td> <p>No</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The information provided in the summary table is for reference only. It is important to consult a qualified healthcare professional before starting any menopause treatment, including Vagifem.</p> <h3>What is contained in Vagifem?</h3> <p>The active ingredient in each tablet is estradiol</p> <p>The inactive ingredients are:</p> <ul> <li>hypromellose</li> <li>lactose monohydrate</li> <li>maize starch</li> <li>magnesium stearate.</li> </ul> <p>The tablet coating contains:</p> <ul> <li>hypromellose</li> <li>macrogol 6000</li> </ul> <p>If you are allergic to lactose or intolerant to it, please let your doctor know this before using this treatment.</p> <h3>How effective is Vagifem?</h3> <p>Vagifem treats vaginal symptoms connected to menopause. The hormone is absorbed directly where needed, increasing the oestrogen lost in the vagina and making it effective at easing issues such as soreness, pain during intercourse, vaginal dryness, itching and pain when urinating.</p>

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Vagifem Vaginal Tablets

Vagifem is a type of medicine that menopausal women can use to ease discomfort caused by dryness and thinning of the vaginal tissues.

Medication features:

  • Treats vaginal symptoms connected to menopause
  • Contains estradiol hemihydrate
  • Comes in tablet form and needs to be inserted into the vagina

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Vagifem Vaginal Tablets 10mcg 24 Tablets £38.99
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What is Vagifem Vaginal tablets

During menopause, the woman's body stops producing the same oestrogen levels. In turn, women can begin to suffer from symptoms such as pain during and after sex, irregular bleeding and spotting, as well as dryness and irritation of the vagina. These issues stem from vaginal atrophy, the thinning, inflammation and drying of the vaginal walls due to the lowered oestrogen levels.  

There are ways to ease these vaginal symptoms without taking oral medication. Vagifem is in tablet form and can be inserted with an easy-to-use applicator directly into the vagina and contains the naturally occurring oestrogen known as estradiol.  

As of right now, Vagifem tablets are only available in 24 packs of 10mcg strength.

Vagifem Summary Information

Type of medicine

Vaginal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medication

Use

Relieves symptoms of vaginal atrophy and dryness in menopausal women

How it works

Restores moisture and elasticity in the vaginal area

Active Ingredient

Estradiol

Directions of use

Vaginal tablets inserted into the vagina

Available strengths

10mcg

Side effects

Common side effects include Vaginal irritation, itching, discharge, headaches, fluid retention

Storage

Store at room temperature

Generic

No

The information provided in the summary table is for reference only. It is important to consult a qualified healthcare professional before starting any menopause treatment, including Vagifem.

What is contained in Vagifem?

The active ingredient in each tablet is estradiol

The inactive ingredients are:

  • hypromellose
  • lactose monohydrate
  • maize starch
  • magnesium stearate.

The tablet coating contains:

  • hypromellose
  • macrogol 6000

If you are allergic to lactose or intolerant to it, please let your doctor know this before using this treatment.

How effective is Vagifem?

Vagifem treats vaginal symptoms connected to menopause. The hormone is absorbed directly where needed, increasing the oestrogen lost in the vagina and making it effective at easing issues such as soreness, pain during intercourse, vaginal dryness, itching and pain when urinating.

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How should I take Vagifem?

Each dose of Vagifem is contained in a single tablet which can be inserted easily with a disposable, pre-filled applicator.  

  • Wash your hands before beginning.
  • Tear off and open an applicator
  • Ensure the tablet is securely inside
  • If the tablet or applicator falls onto the floor, throw them away and get a new one.
  • Insert the applicator into the vagina as you would a tampon
  • Push the free end down, releasing the tablet where it will slowly dissolve and release the dose
  • Throw the applicator away after use

You can use Vagifem at the most convenient time for you but aim to do it at the same time each day. This helps ensure that the oestrogen levels remain balanced. This will further help to stop the recurrence of your painful or uncomfortable symptoms. 

How long can I take Vagifem for?

As hormone treatments are used at their lowest effective dose and for the shortest time possible, the patients should use Vagifem once a day for the first 14 days and then twice a week thereafter. Your doctor will advise you on how and when to take this product, and it is important you follow their direction to ensure you get the most benefit out of your prescription.

In studies, many women felt the benefits within a matter of weeks.

Side effects

Follow are the common side effects for Vagifem Vaginal tablets

  • Headache or migraine
  • Stomach pain or sensitivity 
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal discharge or discomfort
  • A fungal infection of the genitals (yeast infection)
  • Nausea (feeling sick)
  • Rash or hives
  • Fluctuation in weight
  • Hot flushes (sudden feeling of warmth all over your neck, face and body)
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Breast cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Allergy or shock
  • Fluid retention which may cause swelling in the limbs
  • Insomnia or other sleeping complications
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the leg)
  • Diarrhoea or bloating
  • Itching 
  • Endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of the womb lining)
  • Irritation in the vagina
  • Pain in the vagina
  • Vaginal ulceration

Other warnings to consider

Most HRTs come in a combined format with both oestrogen and progesterone together because the progesterone helps to reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and blood clots, which are all potential side effects of hormone therapies. As such, if you have had or currently have cancer of the breast or womb, then Vagifem is not recommended.

Unusual bleeding can indicate cancer, so if you have experienced this, then ensure your doctor investigates before beginning a prescription for Vagifem.

For patients who are pregnant, allergic to the ingredients or for anyone who has experienced problems with their liver, then Vagifem is not recommended.

 

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