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Vaginal dryness can be a common concern for any woman. However, it is more likely to show its effect after menopause. The vagina is moist with the help of the natural lubricate produced by the two glands at the neck of the cervix. This lubricant travels down the vagina to keep it clean and moist. It also removes the dead cells. The lubricant also works as an anti-infection as it slightly acidic. This keeps the vaginal area healthy and infection free. This lubricant is white in colour and every woman notices this vaginal discharge. When the body produces less lubricant, vaginal dryness is experienced.

Ovestin cream belong to the group of medicines known as local Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Ovestin contains estriol, which replaces oestrogen, one of the female sex hormones. It is used to relieve menopausal symptoms in the vagina such as dryness or irritation. These symptoms are experienced when the oestrogen levels drop in the body. Ovestin maintains the hormone levels and reduces these menopausal symptoms. Insert the cream into the vagina with the help of the applicator provided with the pack.

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  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Consult a doctor before you take this medicine
  • Use the lowest dose of the medicine
  • Apply once daily in the evening with the help of the applicator – for 2-3 weeks (or as prescribed by the doctor)
  • When symptoms improve, apply twice a week
  • See a doctor after 3 months

If you observe any of the following side effects, see a doctor

  • High blood pressure
  • Jaundice symptoms
  • Migraine
  • Blood clots
  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Gall bladder problems
  • Allergic reactions
  • Swollen breasts
  • Pains in the breast
  • Severe headaches
  • Flu-like symptoms

These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.

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What is vaginal dryness?

When the vaginal area turns dry and losses its moisture it is known as vaginal dryness.

Can vaginal dryness be treated?

Vaginal dryness is a very uncomfortable condition but it is curable.

When does a woman suffer from vaginal dryness?

Usually, older women (post-menopause) suffer from this common condition, but it can happen to females of any age.

What causes vaginal dryness?

The decreased level of one of the hormones, oestrogen, in the female body, causes dryness in the vagina.

How can vaginal dryness affect my sex life?

Vaginal dryness reduces the lubricant which moistens the vaginal area. Hence, you would experience a painful sexual intercourse. Even slight friction can cause severe pain. This can lead to infection as well.

When should a female consult a doctor about vaginal dryness?

As soon as the symptoms are visible, you should contact a doctor.

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