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Vagifem Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Vagifem™ is a vaginal insert that contains a natural estrogen female hormone. It is essential for maintaining normal female functions and it is normally produced by the ovaries. Estradiol help to relieve symptoms of vaginal irritation and dryness and urinary tract irritation that may be occurs in some women during menopause.

Vagifem Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 1 tablet a day for the first 2 weeks, then 1 tablet twice weekly.

Uses of Vagifem

  • This medication is used to treat vaginal atrophy that may be occur due to menopause.
  • It may also be used to treat other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Vagifem

Before taken Vagifem medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Vagifem. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Genital itching
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Vaginal spotting or discharge
  • Yeast infection.

Warnings and precautions before taking Vagifem:

  • If you are using Estrogen replacement therapy, that may be increase the chances of heart disease, high blood pressure, gallbladder disease, and cancer of the uterus. So you should be used this medication with extra caution.
  • If you have liver condition, then you should also be used vagifem with extra caution. Women with liver problems have difficulty processing estrogen.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Vagifem with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Vagifem contains a very small amount of hormone which should not interact with other medicines you may be using. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Vagifem with other drugs.


After taken Vagifem if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Vagifem overdose include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vaginal bleeding

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