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Vagifem Vaginal Tablet
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Vagifem Vaginal Tablet

Vagifem Vaginal Tablet Product Description

This medicine is used to treat itching, burning, and dryness in or around the vaginal area. It is also used to treat difficulty or burning on urination associated with menopause and difficult or painful intercourse.Store at controlled room temperature (59 to 86 degrees F).How much medicine you use and how often you use it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated, your age, and weight. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are using, talk with your health care provider. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. Contact your doctor if you are pregnant, become pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant. Use nonhormonal birth control measures to avoid birth defects. You will need to have a complete medical and family history examination before using this medicine. To use, tear off a single applicator, separate the plastic wrap and remove the applicator from the plastic wrap. Select the best position for vaginal insertion that is most comfortable for you (lying on the bed, squatting, or standing with one leg on a stool). Use the finger of one hand to press the applicator plunger. Use the other hand to gently and comfortably guide the applicator into the vagina. If the tablet falls out of the applicator before inserting the filled applicator, use a new applicator with a fresh tablet. Insert the tablet as far into the vagina as it can comfortably go without force. After inserting the filled applicator, gently press the plunger until you hear a click and the plunger is fully depressed. This will eject the tablet inside your vagina. The tablet will dissolve slowly over several hours. After depressing the plunger, gently remove the applicator and throw it away. Do not reuse the applicator. You may insert the tablet-filled applicator any time of day. You should use the applicator at the same time of day. If you discover you are pregnant after taking this medicine, contact your health care provider at once. Your doctor should reevaluate you every 6 months to determine whether or not you need to continue taking this medicine. Contact your health care provider as soon as possible if vaginal bleeding of unknown cause occurs. This could be a sign of a serious condition requiring immediate medical attention. Contact your doctor immediately if any of the following occurs: Abnormal vaginal bleeding; pains in calves or chest; sudden shortness of breath; coughing of blood; severe headache or vomiting; dizziness; faintness; changes in vision or speech; weakness or numbness of an arm or leg; breast lumps; yellowing of the skin or eyes; pain, swelling, or tenderness in the stomach. Contact your health care provider if vaginal discomfort occurs or if you suspect you have developed a vaginal infection while taking this medicine. This medicine may cause dizziness. Use caution while driving or performing other tasks requiring alertness, coordination, or physical dexterity. Lab tests will be required to monitor therapy. You will need to have follow-up exams at least once a year. Be sure to keep appointments. Do not stop using this medicine without checking with your doctor. Do not use more medicine than prescribed unless advised to do so by your doctor or health care provider. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medications without talking with your health care provider. This includes any herbal preparations or dietary supplements. If a dose is missed, use it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your doctor. If more than one dose is missed, restart medication and advise your doctor or pharmacist at your next appointment.Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to this medicine you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant you have known or suspected breast cancer you have cancers that are estrogen-dependent you have vaginal bleeding of unknown cause you have blood clots or vein inflammation you have a history of blood disorders with prior use of estrogen you have recently given birth or you are breastfeeding you have the blood disorder porphyriaBefore using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any prescription medicine, non-prescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have heart disease or high blood pressure if you have diabetes if you have a family history of breast cancer if you have breast lumps, disease, or an abnormal mammogram if you have asthma if you have epilepsy if you have a history of migraine headaches if you have a family history of high cholesterol or high triglyceride levels if you have yellowing of the whites of the eyes or of the skin during pregnancy or during birth control pill use if you have impaired liver or kidney function if you have a vaginal infection or severe wasting of the vaginal mucous membranes if you have gallbladder disease if you have any other medical conditionsThis medicine may increase the risk of cancer of the uterus in women past menopause. It should not be used during pregnancy due to an increased risk of birth defects in the sex organs of the fetus and possibly other birth defects. Estrogens represent a group of several female hormones. Normally the ovaries produce and release several natural estrogens until menopause occurs. All estrogens produce similar effects. This medicine plays a key role in the development and normal function of the reproductive system (including the vagina, uterus or womb, fallopian tubes and breasts) and secondary sex characteristics (eg, pubic hair) of women. This medicine also assists in the development and maintenance of strong bones.Most severe:  Yellowing of the skin or eyes; abnormal vaginal bleeding; pains in calves or chest; sudden shortness of breath; coughing of blood; sever headache or vomiting; dizziness; faintness; changes in vision or speech; weakness or numbness of an armMost common:  Upper respiratory tract infection; vaginal itching; allergy; bronchitis; hot flashes; sleeplessness; pain; sinus inflammation.Other:  Vaginal spotting; vaginal discharge; nausea; vomiting; breast tenderness or enlargement; fluid retention; spotty darkening of the skin, particularly on the face; back pain; headache; stomach pain; vaginal infection; indigestion; vaginal discomfort.

How should Vagifem Vaginal Tablet be stored?

Store at controlled room temperature (59 to 86 degrees F).

How should I take Vagifem Vaginal Tablet?

How much medicine you use and how often you use it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated, your age, and weight. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are using, talk with your health care provider. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. Contact your doctor if you are pregnant, become pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant. Use nonhormonal birth control measures to avoid birth defects. You will need to have a complete medical and family history examination before using this medicine. To use, tear off a single applicator, separate the plastic wrap and remove the applicator from the plastic wrap. Select the best position for vaginal insertion that is most comfortable for you (lying on the bed, squatting, or standing with one leg on a stool). Use the finger of one hand to press the applicator plunger. Use the other hand to gently and comfortably guide the applicator into the vagina. If the tablet falls out of the applicator before inserting the filled applicator, use a new applicator with a fresh tablet. Insert the tablet as far into the vagina as it can comfortably go without force. After inserting the filled applicator, gently press the plunger until you hear a click and the plunger is fully depressed. This will eject the tablet inside your vagina. The tablet will dissolve slowly over several hours. After depressing the plunger, gently remove the applicator and throw it away. Do not reuse the applicator. You may insert the tablet-filled applicator any time of day. You should use the applicator at the same time of day. If you discover you are pregnant after taking this medicine, contact your health care provider at once. Your doctor should reevaluate you every 6 months to determine whether or not you need to continue taking this medicine. Contact your health care provider as soon as possible if vaginal bleeding of unknown cause occurs. This could be a sign of a serious condition requiring immediate medical attention. Contact your doctor immediately if any of the following occurs: Abnormal vaginal bleeding; pains in calves or chest; sudden shortness of breath; coughing of blood; severe headache or vomiting; dizziness; faintness; changes in vision or speech; weakness or numbness of an arm or leg; breast lumps; yellowing of the skin or eyes; pain, swelling, or tenderness in the stomach. Contact your health care provider if vaginal discomfort occurs or if you suspect you have developed a vaginal infection while taking this medicine. This medicine may cause dizziness. Use caution while driving or performing other tasks requiring alertness, coordination, or physical dexterity. Lab tests will be required to monitor therapy. You will need to have follow-up exams at least once a year. Be sure to keep appointments. Do not stop using this medicine without checking with your doctor. Do not use more medicine than prescribed unless advised to do so by your doctor or health care provider. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medications without talking with your health care provider. This includes any herbal preparations or dietary supplements. If a dose is missed, use it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your doctor. If more than one dose is missed, restart medication and advise your doctor or pharmacist at your next appointment.

When should Vagifem Vaginal Tablet not be taken?

Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to this medicine you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant you have known or suspected breast cancer you have cancers that are estrogen-dependent you have vaginal bleeding of unknown cause you have blood clots or vein inflammation you have a history of blood disorders with prior use of estrogen you have recently given birth or you are breastfeeding you have the blood disorder porphyria

What precautions should I follow when taking Vagifem Vaginal Tablet?

Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any prescription medicine, non-prescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have heart disease or high blood pressure if you have diabetes if you have a family history of breast cancer if you have breast lumps, disease, or an abnormal mammogram if you have asthma if you have epilepsy if you have a history of migraine headaches if you have a family history of high cholesterol or high triglyceride levels if you have yellowing of the whites of the eyes or of the skin during pregnancy or during birth control pill use if you have impaired liver or kidney function if you have a vaginal infection or severe wasting of the vaginal mucous membranes if you have gallbladder disease if you have any other medical conditions

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Vagifem Vaginal Tablet?

This medicine may increase the risk of cancer of the uterus in women past menopause. It should not be used during pregnancy due to an increased risk of birth defects in the sex organs of the fetus and possibly other birth defects. Estrogens represent a group of several female hormones. Normally the ovaries produce and release several natural estrogens until menopause occurs. All estrogens produce similar effects. This medicine plays a key role in the development and normal function of the reproductive system (including the vagina, uterus or womb, fallopian tubes and breasts) and secondary sex characteristics (eg, pubic hair) of women. This medicine also assists in the development and maintenance of strong bones.

What are the side effects of Vagifem Vaginal Tablet?

Most severe:  Yellowing of the skin or eyes; abnormal vaginal bleeding; pains in calves or chest; sudden shortness of breath; coughing of blood; sever headache or vomiting; dizziness; faintness; changes in vision or speech; weakness or numbness of an arm

Most common:  Upper respiratory tract infection; vaginal itching; allergy; bronchitis; hot flashes; sleeplessness; pain; sinus inflammation.

Other:  Vaginal spotting; vaginal discharge; nausea; vomiting; breast tenderness or enlargement; fluid retention; spotty darkening of the skin, particularly on the face; back pain; headache; stomach pain; vaginal infection; indigestion; vaginal discomfort.


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