What is Vagifem (Oestradiol) used for?
Vagifem (Estradiol) is used to reduce the symptoms of menopause. It is a form of estrogen that operates by boosting reduced levels of hormones in women who are currently going through menopause. This can reduce the occurrence of symptoms such as hot flashes, depression, or difficulty concentrating. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Vagifem (Oestradiol)?
Vagifem (Estradiol) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The tablet is administered vaginally once each day for a week then twice a week afterward, but your particular dosage and frequency of administration will be determined by your symptoms and health condition. Do not alter the form of the tablets before use by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of the contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Vagifem (Oestradiol)?
Some patients have reported experiencing side effects while using Vagiefem (Estradiol) such as:
Tell your physician about any symptoms that become intense or if more serious side effects appear such as faintness, chest pain, vaginal bleeding, severe nausea, a lump in the breast, or jaundice. These may require reduced dosages or other adjustments to your treatment to prevent further problems.
Vagifem (Estradiol) should not be used by men or patients with severe angina, a recent stroke, blood clots, endometrial cancer, porphyrias, or disease of the liver or kidney. Also inform your physician if you have uterine fibroids, a history of breast cancer, hypertension, obesity, migraines, gallstones, or benign breast lumps as these conditions may need reduced dosages or other adjustments to prevent potential complications.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Vagifem (Estradiol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.