Osphena is a drug that comes as a tablet and is used to treat painful intercourse due to vaginal changes from menopause. There is only one Osphena dosage -- 60 mg taken once a day. You should take this medication with food and around the same time each day to maintain an even level in your bloodstream.
There is only one standard recommended dose of Osphena™ (ospemifene), regardless of your age, weight, or other medical conditions. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The recommended Osphena dosage for treating painful intercourse due to vaginal changes from menopause is 60 mg taken once a day. Your healthcare provider will periodically assess your continued need for the medication and weigh the benefits of treatment against the risks. In general, Osphena should be used for the shortest amount of time needed.
Osphena works like estrogen on vaginal tissue and, therefore, can cause the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) to grow and thicken. This could increase the risk for cancer of the uterine lining (known as endometrial cancer). If you have a uterus (you have not had a hysterectomy), your healthcare provider may recommend you take a progestin in addition to Osphena. Adding a progestin may help prevent the endometrium from thickening, which may reduce the risk for developing endometrial cancer.
Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Osphena include the following:
- This medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
- You should take Osphena with food.
- You can take Osphena any time of day. Try to take your dose at about the same time each day, however, to keep an even level of the medication in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of Osphena, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.