Ogen Vaginal Cream Uses

Ogen Vaginal Cream is used for treating vaginal inflammation and thinning of the vaginal tissues, usually in postmenopausal women. By replacing estrogen that the ovaries no longer produce, the medication can help relieve itching, dryness, and burning in or around the vagina. Although many drugs are sometimes used off-label for other purposes, there are currently no accepted off-label Ogen Vaginal Cream uses.

What Is Ogen Vaginal Cream Used For? -- An Overview

Ogen® Vaginal Cream (estropipate vaginal cream) is a prescription hormone replacement therapy medication. It is approved to treat vaginal inflammation and thinning of the vaginal tissues, usually caused by low estrogen levels after menopause. It does not contain any progesterone hormones.

Using Ogen Vaginal Cream for Menopause Symptoms

Menopause symptoms can affect the entire body, including the vagina. Vaginal menopause symptoms are usually related to thinning of the vaginal tissues and may include:
  • Dryness
  • Pain or burning
  • Itching.
These symptoms occur due to low estrogen levels after menopause. Because Ogen Vaginal Cream helps replace some of the estrogen lost during menopause, it not only helps relieve vaginal symptoms, but can also reduce the thinning of vaginal tissues.
For menopause treatment, Ogen Vaginal Cream should be used at the lowest effective dose for the shortest period necessary. This medication is ideal for women whose main menopause symptoms are vaginal in nature, since using the cream instead of taking the hormones by mouth exposes the body to a lower dose of the hormones. However, it should be made clear that a significant amount of the estropipate in Ogen Vaginal Cream is absorbed into the bloodstream, and it is expected that many of the problems seen with oral hormone replacement therapy also apply to vaginal hormone replacement therapy (see Ogen Vaginal Cream Warnings and Precautions).
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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