What is Ovestin VAG cream used for?

Ovestin Cream is a Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). It contains the female hormone oestriol ovaries are removed surgically (ovariectomy) before menopause, the decrease in oestrogen production occurs very abruptly. The shortage of oestrogens during menopause may cause the vaginal wall to become thin and dry.

What are the side effects of Ovestin cream?

Dependent on dosage and sensitivity of the patient, Ovestin may sometimes cause side effects, such as:

  • local irritation or itching.
  • swelling and increased tenderness of the breasts.
  • increased vaginal discharge.
  • nausea.
  • fluid retention in the tissues, usually marked by swollen ankles or feet.
  • flu-like symptoms.

Is Ovestin the same as Vagifem?

Vagifem contains estradiol (the main oestrogen in our bodies), whereas the other two are estriol – with the Ovestin being 10x the strength of the estriol meaning you use less.

Can I use ovestin externally?

Ovestin cream- for internal and external use, comes with a reusable applicator.

Which is better Vagifem or Premarin?

Premarin vaginal cream (conjugated estrogens) has less side-effects than estrogen pills, but only works for localized symptoms of menopause. Vagifem (Estradiol Vaginal Tablet) relieves vaginal dryness and irritation to make sex more enjoyable.

Why is Ovestin cream given intravaginal?

To avoid misinterpretation of a cytological smear. Ovestin is an estrogen only product that may be given to women with or without a uterus. Ovestin Cream is intended for intravaginal administration by means of a calibrated applicator.

What are the ingredients in Ovestin cream?

Ovestin Cream contains cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol. This may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis). Ovestin is not intended for contraceptive use.

How often should I see my doctor about using Ovestin cream?

Once you have started using Ovestin Cream, you should see your doctor for regular check-ups (at least once every year). At these check-ups, your doctor may discuss with you the benefits and risks of continuing to use Ovestin.