Ovestin Vaginal Cream (Oestriol)
What is Ovestin Vaginal Cream (Oestriol) used for?
Ovestin Vaginal Cream (Oestriol) is a topical medicine prescribed to women to prevent vaginal dryness, pain, or inflammation occurring as a result of menopause. It operates by elevating reduced oestrogen levels caused by menopause to prevent these symptoms. Your doctor may prescribe this cream to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Ovestin Vaginal Cream (Oestriol)?
Always use Ovestin Vaginal Cream (Oestriol) strictly according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One daily dosage is normally administered each day, but your individual instructions will be based on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Clean the applicator before each use to prevent contamination. Dispense the prescribed amount of cream into the applicator, insert it into the vagina, and dispense the medication. Thoroughly wash the applicator as well as your hands after each use to prevent the cream from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Ovestin Vaginal Cream (Oestriol)?
Side effects that may occur while using Ovestin Vaginal Cream (Oestriol) include:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are severe stomach pain, oedema, depression, leg pain, blood clots, darkened urine, discoloured stools, jaundice, or a lump in the breast. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Ovestin Vaginal Cream (Oestriol) should not be used in patients who are breastfeeding, pregnant, or have known or suspected breast cancer, angina, recent stroke, recent heart attack, endometrial cancer, endometrial hyperplasia, porphyrias, unexplained vaginal bleeding, or severe liver disease. Also disclose if you have a family history of breast cancer, obesity, heart failure, history of blood clots, history of endometrial hyperplasia, high triglyceride levels, recurrent miscarriage, history of liver disease, history of uterine fibroids, benign breast lumps, history of epilepsy, gallstones, migraines, asthma, diabetes, or reduced liver or kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Ovestin Vaginal Cream (Oestriol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Ovestin Vaginal Cream (Oestriol) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.