Vagifem (estradiol) is a form of hormone estrogen produced by ovaries. Vagifem is used to treat menopause symptoms which are caused by the body thus making less estrogen. Vagifem works by binding the target tissues to fractions of cells called estrogen receptors. The preferred medication includes directly applying it inside the vagina. There are however other Vagifem medication
Vagifem contains estrogen, a reproductive hormone. Vagifem is used to treat the main cause of vaginal symptoms of menopause by helping to replenish lost estrogen. Vagifem medication is directly applied to the vagina. Those estrogens that are taken by mouth or applied through the skin or injected may have a greater risk of side effects due to a lot of estrogen being absorbed.
Clinical research studies showed that Vagifem reduced most bothersome symptoms like vaginal dryness, pain and bleeding during sexual intercourse, irritation, painful urination, soreness and itching around the vagina.
Possible side effects can include stomach cramps, vomiting, nausea, breast swelling or tenderness, nipple discharge, bloating, headache and cold symptoms among others.
Avoid using estrogen with or without progestins to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, strokes or decline of brain function.
For further information, talk to your doctor regularly for medical advice about treatment with Vagifem.