How to use Vagifem Tablet?
Read the package insert before you start using Vagifem. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Use this medication as directed by your doctor, usually once a day for the first 2 weeks and then 2 times a week thereafter. Applicator comes with tablet inside. If the tablet falls to the ground before use, discard it and use a new applicator / tablet. Gently insert the applicator into the vagina as directed and press the plunger to release the medicine. Throw away the applicator after use.
The dosage depends on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Use this medicine regularly to get the most out of it. Follow your dosing schedule carefully. Do not increase your dose or use this medication more often or for longer than directed.
Let your doctor know if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Nausea/vomiting, bloating, diarrhea, breast tenderness, headache, or weight changes may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine because he or she has decided that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this drug do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as depression, memory loss), breast lumps, unusual vaginal bleeding (such as spotting, breakthrough bleeding, prolonged/recurrent bleeding), increased or new vaginal bleeding irritation/itching/odor/discharge, severe stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, swollen hands/ankles/feet, dehydration/frequent urination.
This medicine may rarely cause serious problems from blood clots (such as heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism). Chest/jaw/left arm pain, unusual sweating, sudden/severe headache, weakness on one side of the body, confusion, slurred speech, sudden vision changes (e.g. partial/complete blindness), pain/redness/swelling in the legs, tingling in the arms/legs / weakness / numbness, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, sudden dizziness / fainting.