Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim
Vagifem contains estradiol
Estradiol is a female sex hormone
It belongs to the group of hormones called estrogens
It is exactly the same as the estradiol produced in the ovaries of women
Vagifem belongs to a group of medicines called vaginal hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Vagifem works by replacing the estrogen normally produced in the ovaries of the
women. It is inserted inside your vagina, so the hormone is released at the site
where it is needed. This can relieve discomfort in the vagina.
There is limited experience in treating women over 65 years of age.