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Ogen Vaginal Cream and Breastfeeding

Generally, Ogen Vaginal Cream (estropipate vaginal cream) and breastfeeding is considered an unsafe combination. The estrogen in the medication may decrease the production and quality of breast milk, and it may also pass through breast milk to the nursing child. Due to these potential problems, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about Ogen Vaginal Cream and breastfeeding in your particular situation.

Can I Use Ogen Vaginal Cream While Breastfeeding?

Ogen® Vaginal Cream (estropipate vaginal cream) is a prescription hormone replacement medication used to treat vaginal menopause symptoms, such as vaginal dryness and irritation. It is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Therefore, make sure to check with your healthcare provider before using Ogen Vaginal Cream if you are breastfeeding.

What Does the Research Say About Ogen Vaginal Cream and Breastfeeding?

Estrogens (such as the one in Ogen Vaginal Cream) may decrease the production and quality of breast milk. It is for this reason that estrogen-containing medications are usually not recommended for women who are breastfeeding.
Research suggests that the hormone in Ogen Vaginal Cream passes through breast milk in low amounts. These amounts are probably too low to cause significant or long-lasting problems in breastfeeding infants.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Ogen Vaginal Cream and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about Ogen Vaginal Cream and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about Ogen Vaginal Cream and breastfeeding that is right for you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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