Ogen Vaginal Cream is a prescription estrogen medication. It is approved for treating vaginal menopause symptoms, such as dryness, itching, and burning in or around the vagina. Ogen Vaginal Cream works by replacing estrogen that the ovaries no longer produce. It comes in a tube with an applicator, and is generally applied vaginally once a day. Potential side effects include cramps, nausea, and headaches.
What Is Ogen Vaginal Cream?
Ogen® Vaginal Cream (estropipate vaginal cream) is a prescription medication that contains an estrogen hormone. It is inserted vaginally using a special applicator. Ogen Vaginal Cream is used to treat dryness, itching, and burning in and around the vagina, usually in postmenopausal women.
Ogen Vaginal Cream contains estropipate, an estrogen hormone. It helps relieve menopausal symptoms by replacing estrogen that the ovaries no longer produce. It is a good alternative to hormone replacement therapy taken by mouth, especially in women who only have vaginal menopausal symptoms. It should be noted that a significant amount of Ogen Vaginal Cream is absorbed into the bloodstream, and many of the risks associated with oral estrogen hormone replacement therapy are expected to occur with Ogen Vaginal Cream as well.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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List of references (click here):
Ogen Vaginal Cream [package insert]. New York, NY: Pfizer, Inc.;2006 July.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed April 10, 2008.
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