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Vagifem Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is estradiol vaginal (local) (Vagifem)?
- What are the possible side effects of estradiol vaginal (local) (Vagifem)?
- What is the most important information I should know about estradiol vaginal (local) (Vagifem)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using estradiol vaginal (local) (Vagifem)?
- How should I use estradiol vaginal (local) (Vagifem)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vagifem)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vagifem)?
- What should I avoid while using estradiol vaginal (local) (Vagifem)?
- What other drugs will affect estradiol vaginal (local) (Vagifem)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Vagifem)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If a vaginal ring falls out, rinse it with warm water and reinsert it. If it slides down into the lower part of the vagina, use a finger to push it in farther.
What happens if I overdose (Vagifem)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding.
What should I avoid while using estradiol vaginal (local) (Vagifem)?
Avoid using other vaginal products without your doctor's advice.
What other drugs will affect estradiol vaginal (local) (Vagifem)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- St. John's wort;
- phenobarbital (Solfoton);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra);
- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol);
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane);
- antibiotics such as clarithromycin (Biaxin) or erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole); or
- antifungal medicine such as antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with estradiol vaginal. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about estradiol vaginal (local).
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Vagifem Information
- Vagifem Drug Interactions Center: estradiol vagl
- Vagifem Side Effects Center
- Vagifem Overview including Precautions
- Vagifem FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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