Vagifem (Estradiol) Suppositories 10mcg
Vagifem (pronounced as VAH-gee-fem)
Estradiol (pronounced as es-tra-DYE-ol)
Novo Nordisk Canada
About Vagifem Suppositories
What is Vagifem?
How do Vagifem Suppositories work?
Vagifem tablets release estradiol, the most active ovarian hormone, when they come into contact with moisture. This estradiol is identical to the estradiol that is naturally produced in the human body.
As the estrogen diffuses out of the tablets, it activates estrogen receptors (ex in breast, reproductive tract, pituitary, liver, bone, and hypothalamus) to produce biological effects.
The goal of Vagifem therapy is to reverse the atrophic changes associated with menopause and provide relief from associated symptoms.
How should I use Vagifem
Vagifem suppositories are pre-loaded into the applicator. Push the applicator through the foil packaging and insert the applicator like a tampon. As you do so, use your index finger to push the plunger until you hear a "click". Withdrawal the applicator and discard in waste basket. Do not flush the applicator down the toilet. For more detailed information, please follow the directions provided in the patient insert (PI).
If you miss a dose, take your dose as soon as you remember. Do not double-up to make up for the missed dose. If the tablet is expelled immediately after insertion, use another vaginal insert, with a new Vagifem suppository, and try again.
Vagifem Vs Estrace cream - which option is best for me?
Vagifem and Estrace cream are both appropriate for the management of post-menopausal symptoms. Since Vagifem is dosed less frequently and has a more user-friendly insertion device, most women prefer Vagifem.
Recent studies support endometrial safety in low dose regimens for both options for up to 1 year.
What side effects should I expect when taking Vagifem?
You may experience breast tenderness and swelling. Sometimes, edema may also affect your arms and legs.
Other side effects include headache, nausea, abdominal pain/discomfort, vaginal bleeding/discomfort, back pain, weight gain, and genital infections.
Does alcohol use affect Vagifem?
Drinking alcohol and using hormone replacement therapy at the same time has been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer. However, most studies look at oral hormone replacement therapy and it is uncertain how this interaction with alcohol affects Vagifem, a local estrogen medication.
Will Vagifem help with my bladder problems?
Urinary symptoms caused by decreased estrogens after menopause is a commonly documented problem. Studies have shown that by using an estrogen replacement product, such as Vagifem, is a safe way of improving urinary incontinence in some patients.
Is there any drug interactions with Vagifem suppositories?
Since very low levels of estrogen is absorbed from Vagifem, it is unlikely that there are any clinically significant drug interactions. However, it is still recommended that you check with your health care provider in all cases.
Why is Vagifem so expensive?
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