Important Information on Vagifem
There is only one standard dosage for this medication. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Vagifem Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of VagifemAs with any medicine, Vagifem can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Back pain
- Vaginal yeast infections
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold).
(Click Vagifem Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug InteractionsVagifem may possibly interact with several other medications (see Vagifem Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Vagifem if you have:
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- A history of blood clots
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- Heart disease
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or estrogen use
- High triglycerides
- Gallbladder disease
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Uterine fibroids
- Any allergies, including allergies to drugs, foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Vagifem and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Vagifem and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Vagifem Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)