- Targeted Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
- Effective Relief from Vaginal Dryness and Irritation:
- Convenient and Easy to Use
Vagifem Vaginal Tablets
Vagifem pessaries, a form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), are designed to alleviate menopause-associated vaginal dryness and irritation. They are inserted directly into the vagina using a user-friendly, sleek plastic applicator, offering localised relief from menopausal discomfort.
These pessaries, also known as vaginal tablets, can be prescribed by Access Doctor for women experiencing menopause.
About Vagifem Vaginal Tablets
How do Vagifem tablets work?
Vagifem tablets are a form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that work by delivering a localized dose of the hormone estrogen directly to the vaginal tissues. This helps replenish the declining estrogen levels that occur during menopause, thus alleviating vaginal dryness and irritation associated with it.
How should I use Vagifem tablets?
Vagifem tablets are designed to be inserted directly into the vagina using the provided applicator. You should follow the specific instructions provided by Access Doctor or as described in the product leaflet. Always wash your hands before and after application.
How often should I use Vagifem tablets?
The dosage and frequency depend on your specific condition and your healthcare provider's recommendation. However, a common regimen might start with daily use for the first few weeks, followed by a reduction to twice a week.
What are the potential side effects of Vagifem tablets?
Like all medications, Vagifem can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. Potential side effects can include headaches, stomach cramps, vaginal bleeding or spotting, and breast pain. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, consult your healthcare provider.
Can I use Vagifem tablets if I'm already on other forms of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?
Vagifem should not be used with another form of estrogen. If you're already on HRT, speak with your doctor or GP before starting Vagifem to avoid excessive estrogen exposure.
Can I use Vagifem tablets if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Vagifem is typically not recommended for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Always consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new medication if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
What are the alternatives to Vagifem?
Vagifem is a topical or localised hormone replacement treatment (HRT) that is placed directly into the vagina via a pill or pessary to relieve vaginal menopausal symptoms. The most common type of topical oestrogen is the use of tiny tablets such as Vagifem. Vagirux pessaries, which contain the same active component as Vagifem, are an alternative.
Prescriptions for creams, gels, or a vaginal ring are also available for menopausal women seeking another localised oestrogen source to fight vaginal dryness. The lotions and gels are also relevant to the neighbouring skin and are administered directly into the vagina.
Vaginal lubricants such as Sylk or Replens MD can be used in conjunction with Vagifem vaginal pills to reduce discomfort during daily activities and sexual intercourse.
We provide a number of HRT choices on prescription at Access Doctor, including oral medicines and patches. Visit our Menopause (HRT) guidance and treatments page for more information on the treatments we provide.
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