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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Using vagifem; finished 2wk period of continuous use. Can I use this every 3rd day or does it have to be the same 2 days of each week? Thank-you
Sure: Every 3rd day is fine, typically, the maintenance dose is one pill vaginally two nights a week. ...Read more