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New Survey Reveals Causes that May Affect Compliance with Local Estrogen Therapy
Date:5/8/2013

howed that for the majority of all respondents (52 percent), the switch to estradiol vaginal tablets was recommended by the patient's healthcare professional.Other triggers for patient switches were general patient requests to change treatments (18 percent) and patient-specific requests for the vaginal tablet (15 percent). The top reasons for switching from creams were messiness when filling and inserting the applicator (43 percent) and leakage (41 percent).3

"Given that randomized, controlled clinical studies have shown that available local estrogen therapy formulations are comparable in efficacy, the choice of treatment should be driven by patient preference and clinical experience," said Dr. Minkin. 

About Vagifem® (estradiol vaginal tablets)4

Indications and Usage:
Vagifem® (estradiol vaginal tablets) is used after menopause to treat menopausal changes in and around the vagina.

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about VAGIFEM® (an estrogen hormone)

  • Using estrogen-alone may increase your chance of getting cancer of the uterus (womb)

    Report any unusual vaginal bleeding right away while you are using Vagifem®.  Vaginal bleeding after menopause may be a warning sign of cancer of the uterus (womb).  Your healthcare provider should check any unusual vaginal bleeding to find the cause.

  • Do not use estrogen-alone to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, strokes or dementia (decline of brain function)

  • Using estrogen-alone may increase your chances of getting strokes or blood clots

  • Using estrogen-alone may increase your chance of getting dementia, based on a study of women age 65 years or older

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