Estrogen Vaginal Cream Info

After menopause, estrogen levels usually drop. This can cause thinning of the vaginal tissues, which can lead to dryness, itching, burning, and other symptoms. If you are experiencing bothersome symptoms such as these, your healthcare provider may prescribe conjugated estrogens vaginal cream (Premarin® Vaginal Cream) to replace the estrogen that the ovaries no longer produce.
Your healthcare provider will recommend a specific dosage based on the severity of your symptoms. However, the standard dosage of this product is 0.5 grams to 2 grams of cream inserted vaginally once a day. Most women are advised to follow a cycle of three weeks of use, followed by a week of nonuse.
Because the drug is not suitable for everyone, it's important to review the safety information for conjugated estrogens vaginal cream with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. For example, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other health issues you may have, such as heart disease.
(For more information, including what to expect during treatment, click Conjugated Estrogens Vaginal Cream.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD