How long does Ovestin cream take to work?
How long does Ovestin Cream take to work? When women are initially prescribed Ovestin Cream for vaginal dryness, most commonly they will apply the treatment once a day for 2 – 3 weeks. Most women will see noticeable improvements to their condition within this time.
What is Ovestin cream used for?
Ovestin belongs to a group of medicines called Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). It is used to relieve menopausal symptoms in the vagina such as dryness or irritation. In medical terms this is known as ‘vaginal atrophy’. It is caused by a drop in the levels of oestrogen in your body.
Can you use Ovestin cream long term?
You insert the cream daily before going to bed for 2 to 3 weeks, then reduce to twice a week. Symptoms will usually return when you stop using the cream. You can keep using it for as long as you need to, but you should have a check up with your doctor at least once a year.
What are the side effects of estrogen cream?
Common side effects of Estrace Vaginal Cream include nausea, vomiting, bloating, stomach pain, breast tenderness, headache, weight changes vaginal itching or discharge, mood changes, breast lumps, spotting or breakthrough bleeding, dark areas of the skin on the face (melasma), or problems wearing contact lenses.
Can I use Ovestin every day?
Ovestin cream is an estrogen-only product for intravaginal use. 1 application per day for the first weeks (maximally 4 weeks), followed by a gradual reduction, based on relief of symptoms, until a maintenance dosage (e.g. 1 application twice a week) is reached.
Can I stop using Ovestin?
Your doctor may ask you to stop using Ovestin every 2 to 3 months for 4 weeks to check the need for further treatment. For vulvo-vaginal complaints associated with menopause: initially one dose of cream per day for 3 weeks. later you may only need one dose of cream twice a week.
How long can you use Ovestin for?
Ovestin therapy should be given for at least 1.5 months. In positive effect the duration of the treatment is not limited.
Can I buy over the counter estrogen cream?
Yes, you can buy OTC estrogen creams without a prescription from your healthcare provider. In addition to vaginal estrogen creams, vaginal rings and tablets are only available as prescriptions from your healthcare provider.