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Ospemifene Drug Information

Ospemifene (OsphenaTM) is approved to treat moderate-to-severe painful sexual intercourse due to changes that occur in and around the vagina as a result of menopause. During menopause, hormonal changes can cause vaginal dryness, itching, and burning, which can cause painful sexual intercourse. Ospemifene is designed to help relieve these vaginal symptoms. This drug comes as a tablet that is taken once daily with food. Side effects are possible and may include muscle spasms, vaginal discharge, and hot flushes. If your healthcare provider recommends treatment with ospemifene, he or she will need information on your medical history and any other drugs, vitamins, or supplements you are using. You should also tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of cancer, heart attack, or stroke. (To learn more about this drug, click Ospemifene. This full-length article provides more information, including details on how the medicine works, what to expect during treatment, and other important warnings and precautions.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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