Vagifem Gel (Sandrena) 1% 28gr, Estradiol
THIS IS A BRAND MEDICATION
Estradiol is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone the regulates many processes in the body. Estradiol vaginal (local) is used to treat certain symptoms of menopause such as dryness, burning, and itching of the vaginal area. Estradiol vaginal also reduces urgency or irritation of urination. Estradiol vaginal (local) may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Some estradiol products placed directly into the vagina are used for "local" treatment of vaginal menopause symptoms involving the secretions and surrounding tissues of the vagina. Other vaginal estradiol products are used for treating menopause symptoms affecting the vagina as well as other parts of the body (such as hot flashes). This type of vaginal estradiol has "systemic" effects, meaning that it can affect parts of the body other than where the medicine is placed or applied. The information in this leaflet is specific to estradiol vaginal products that are used for local treatment of symptoms.