™) is a prescription medication approved to treat painful intercourse, known medically as dyspareunia, in women who have gone through menopause
. It belongs to a group of medicines known as selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs).
Just like any medicine, ospemifene can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most women tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of ospemifene include but are not limited to:
- Hot flushes
- Vaginal discharge
- Muscle spasms.
(Click Ospemifene Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)