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What is vagifem?

What is vagifem?

Vaginal estogen: Vaginal estrogen is used to treat vaginal dryness, itching, and burning; painful or difficult urination; and sudden need to urinate immediately in women who are experiencing or have experienced menopause for additional information visit:http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000333/. ...Read more

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What would happen if my friend used my vagifem tablet?

What would happen if my friend used my vagifem tablet?

Why would u do that : Why would u let your friend use your vagifem tablet? She may have a contraindication to using it, do not give any script meds to a friend, if she thinks she needs some type of vaginal estrogen have her make an appt. With her or your gyn for evaulatiuon. ...Read more

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Can vagifem help with osteoporosis?

Can vagifem help with osteoporosis?

Yes: It is well known that estrogen replacement therapy is very effective at minimizing calcium loss from the bones after menopause. Vagifem is one of the ert formulations commercially available. ...Read more

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Is vagifem helpful or otherwise a negative factor for a 67 yr. Old woman with osteoporosis?

Is vagifem helpful or otherwise a negative factor for a 67 yr. Old woman with osteoporosis?

Neither: The amount of estrogen that is absorbed into your circulation (and therefore helpful to your bones) is quite minimal with vagifem. That is both it's benefit (the estrogen stays local) and the limit (it doesn't get into the circulation). So - vagifem will neither help nor hurt your osteoporosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does Vagifem 10mg increases weight? I have gained 1.5 kilos since I started it two weeks ago?

Does Vagifem 10mg increases weight? I have gained 1.5 kilos since I started it two weeks ago?

No: This is an extremely low dose and helps with the thinning of the vaginal lining with little if any increase in the blood estrogen level. Look at diet and exercise for the cause of the weight gain. ...Read more

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On Vagifem 10mg twice a week for many years too much $ now low on income-what's just as good for menopause symptoms?

On Vagifem 10mg twice a week for many years too much $ now low on income-what's just as good for menopause symptoms?

Vaginal dryness: Vagifem is very good for vaginal dryness but not for other symptoms of menopause. The absorption from the vagina is too low to treat systemic symptoms. If you stop it and have vaginal dryness you could try over the counter vaginal moisturizers such as Prevaleaf Oasis or you could try prescription Estrogen cream like Premarin (conjugated estrogens) or Estrace ...Read more