Vagifem Drug Information
Symptoms such as vaginal dryness, itching, and burning affect many women going through menopause. If these symptoms are becoming bothersome for you, your healthcare provider may recommend an estrogen medication called Vagifem® (estradiol vaginal tablets).
This hormone replacement therapy is available by prescription only and comes in the form of small tablets that are inserted vaginally using disposable, single-use applicators. This drug does not provide enough estrogen to treat hot flashes, however.
Most women are able to use Vagifem without any problems; however, this drug is not right for everyone. Prior to beginning treatment with Vagifem, inform your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking and any other medical conditions you have, especially high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or a history of cancer.
(Click Vagifem for more information on this drug, including generic availability, side effects to be aware of, dosing guidelines, and more.)