Two Femring dosages are available, and women are generally prescribed the lower dose when first treating menopausal symptoms. Femring comes in the form of a small, flexible ring that is inserted vaginally every 90 days. However, you should only take a Femring dose for the shortest time possible. If you still have a uterus, you should also use a progestin hormone to reduce the risk of uterine cancer.
Femring Dosage: An IntroductionThe dose of Femring® (estradiol vaginal ring) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to Femring
- The severity of your menopause symptoms
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
- Femring 0.05 mg per day (releases 0.05 mg of estradiol per day for 90 days)
- Femring 0.1 mg per day (releases 0.1 mg of estradiol per day for 90 days).
The standard recommended Femring dosage for treating menopause symptoms is one ring (either strength) inserted vaginally and left in place for 90 days. After 90 days, your healthcare provider may want to see you again, to help you decide whether you need to continue using Femring. This is because hormone replacement therapy medications should only be used as long as necessary.
Women are typically recommended to try the lower Femring dosage first. If you still have a uterus, you may need to take Femring with a progestin hormone in order to reduce the risk of precancerous and cancerous uterine changes (taking estrogen without progesterone increases the risk of cancer). If you have had a hysterectomy (you no longer have a uterus), you do not have to take progesterone along with Femring.