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.
- 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.
- 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.
Femring (Estradiol Acetate Vaginal Ring) is a vaginal ring that replaces estrogen hormones in your vagina that your body loses during menopause. Estrogen helps rebuild and maintain vaginal tissue, relieving symptoms of vaginal dryness, soreness, irritation, and painful sex.
Side effect rates for Femring (estradiol acetate vaginal ring)
- Vaginal bleeding between periods
- Abdominal distension
- Vaginal candidiasis
- Breast tenderness
- Back pain
- Sinus inflammation
- Uterine pain
Risks and Warnings for Femring (estradiol acetate vaginal ring)Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
- 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.