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.
- (1) 0.1mg ring
- Cost for (1) 0.1mg ring of Femring (Estradiol Acetate Vaginal Ring) at pharmacies
- 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.
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.
Common concerns from people taking Femring (Estradiol Acetate Vaginal Ring)Final section. Do you want to return to drug navigation?
- I can not get the femring out, I have to have my doctor remove the ring and that is pain full.