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Femring

(Estradiol Acetate Vaginal Ring)

Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available
  • Vaginal ring
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness and inflammation
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Relieves hot flashes and vaginal dryness due to menopause.

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Femring (Estradiol Acetate Vaginal Ring) is a vaginal ring that may be less of a hassle than estrogen pills, gels, patches, or vaginal creams, but comes with the same side effects.

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  • (1) 0.1mg ring
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Upsides

  • Femring (Estradiol Acetate Vaginal Ring) relieves vaginal dryness and irritation to make sex more enjoyable.
  • Works locally in the vagina and doesn't expose the rest of your body to estrogen like pills do.
  • Good option for people who don't want to take oral pills.
  • Generally works well with fewer side effects.
  • Many women think Femring (Estradiol Acetate Vaginal Ring) is easy to insert and comfortable to use.
  • In a 12-week study, Femring (Estradiol Acetate Vaginal Ring) worked well to improve vaginal problems, reduced pain during urination, and sudden urges to urinate.
  • Femring (Estradiol Acetate Vaginal Ring) slowly releases estrogen over the 90 days the ring is in place, so you only have to remove and insert a new one every three months.
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Downsides

  • Femring (Estradiol Acetate Vaginal Ring) may not be the best estrogen product if you have a narrow vagina or frequent vaginal infections.
  • The ring can fall out without you noticing it.
  • Increases your risk of endometrial (uterine cancer).
  • If you have your uterus, you might need to use Femring (Estradiol Acetate Vaginal Ring) with another hormone called progestin to lower your risk of uterine cancer.
  • Can be expensive since it's only available as a brand name product.
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Side effect rates for Femring (Estradiol Acetate Vaginal Ring)

221 From clinical trials of Femring / Postmenopausal estrogen replacement (0.05 mg/day)
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods
  • Headache
  • Abdominal distension
  • Vaginal candidiasis
  • Breast tenderness
  • Back pain
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Uterine pain

Risks and Warnings for Femring (Estradiol Acetate Vaginal Ring)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Using estrogen for more than one year

    Vaginal bleeding after menopause can be a warning sign of uterus (endometrial) cancer, so let your doctor know if you notice any unusual bleeding. When estrogen is prescribed to women after menopause who still have a uterus, progestin should be used with it to lower the risk of cancer. Low-dose vaginal estrogen products are often a better choice than oral pills for women 65 years or older who have vaginal symptoms.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

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Common concerns from people taking Femring (Estradiol Acetate Vaginal Ring)

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Pain
  • I can not get the femring out, I have to have my doctor remove the ring and that is pain full.