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Pregnant women should not use Ogen Vaginal Cream (estropipate vaginal cream). Pregnancy problems will probably not occur, but there is no legitimate medical reason for a pregnant woman to use a hormone replacement medication. If you are using Ogen Vaginal Cream and pregnancy occurs, be sure to contact your healthcare provider for further instructions.
Ogen® Vaginal Cream (estropipate vaginal cream) is a prescription estrogen medication used to treat vaginal dryness and other vaginal symptoms due to menopause. It is not approved for use in pregnant women.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category X is the most serious rating and is given to medications that should never be used during pregnancy, usually due to serious problems that could occur, such as birth defects or miscarriages.
Despite the fact that Ogen Vaginal Cream is considered a Category X medication, it probably does not increase the risk of birth defects or other problems. However, because the risks are not fully understood, and because there is no accepted, legitimate medical reason for pregnant women to use Ogen Vaginal Cream, it should not be used during pregnancy. Estrogen medications such as this are not effective for preventing miscarriages.
Ogen Vaginal Cream should not be used by pregnant women. If you used the cream for a while before realizing you were pregnant, it will probably not cause any problems, although you should discuss this with your healthcare provider. If you think you may be pregnant, you should contact your healthcare provider for further instructions.