|| Ovestin Vaginal Cream
|| AstraZeneca Pty. Ltd.
What is Ovestin Vaginal Cream?
Ovestin Vaginal cream containing the active ingredient oestriol is used in hormone replacement therapy for the main female sex hormone, oestrogen. It is used by older women as a supplement to replace the falling levels of oestrogen and help reduce the distressing symptoms of menopause. It is mainly used to prevent the vaginal wall from becoming thin and dry as well as before and after vaginal surgery to help promote wound healing.
How is Ovestin Vaginal Cream used?
Ovestin Vaginal Cream should be used once per day at bedtime or as directed by a doctor. To apply the cream, screw the applicator onto the tube and squeeze and fill the medication into the applicator up to the red ring mark. Lie down, put the end of the applicator deep into the vagina and slowly push the plunger all the way in. Each time after applying the cream, pull the plunger out of the barrel and wash both the plunger and barrel in hot, soapy water before rinsing with clean water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy.
Patients using Ovestin Vaginal Cream may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Skin irritation or itching around the vagina
- Increased vaginal discharge, bleeding or spotting
- Gall bladder problems
- Breast tenderness or pain
- Nausea vomiting
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Rise in blood pressure
- Blood clots
- Vaginal thrush
- Decreased sex drive
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Ovestin Vaginal Cream is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.