Femring

(estradiol acetate vaginal ring)

2.6/ 5 average rating with 31 reviewsforFemring
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Relieves hot flashes and vaginal dryness due to menopause.

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Our bottom line

Femring (estradiol acetate vaginal ring) is dosed more conveniently than other forms of estrogen therapy (pills, gels, patches, and creams), but needs to be inserted directly into the vagina.

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  • Retail price
    $525.99
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Quick facts about Femring
  • Drug class: Women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Femring (estradiol acetate vaginal ring) may be more convenient since it is dosed once every 3 months compared to other medications that need to taken daily or twice weekly.
  • Many women find Femring (estradiol acetate vaginal ring) more comfortable to use and easier to apply than creams or gels.
  • Unlike other topical therapies, Femring (estradiol acetate vaginal ring) works to improve both hot flashes and vaginal dryness caused by menopause.
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Downsides

  • Use of a vaginal ring might not be the best option if you have a narrow vagina or frequent vaginal infections.
  • The ring can fall out without you noticing.
  • Only available as brand name, so it may be expensive if not covered by insurance.
  • All estrogen therapies increase your risk of uterine cancer, heart problems, and blood clots – especially if you have a history of these conditions.
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How it works

Femring (estradiol acetate vaginal ring) acts like estrogen to restore functions lost when hormone levels are dramatically reduced during menopause.

Quick facts about Femring
  • Drug class: Women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

Dosage forms

  • Vaginal ring
People’s experience with Femring

31reviews so far. What do you think?

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What to expect when you take Femring (estradiol acetate vaginal ring) for hot flashes and vaginal dryness related to menopause

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  • Possible side effects
  • Headache
  • Spotting
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Breast tenderness
  • Back pain
  • Bloating
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Side effect rates for Femring (estradiol acetate vaginal ring)

From 221 clinical trials of Femring when taken for hot flashes and vaginal dryness related to menopause (0.05 mg/day)
  • Spotting
    8%8%
    2%2%
  • Headache
    7%7%
    9%9%
  • Bloating
    7%7%
    3%3%
  • Vaginal yeast infection
    6%6%
    3%3%
  • Breast tenderness
    6%6%
    2%2%
  • Back pain
    6%6%
    4%4%
  • Sinus infection
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Pain in the uterus
    2%2%
    1%1%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Femring.

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Risks and Warnings for Femring (estradiol acetate vaginal ring)

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

    Taking Femring (estradiol acetate vaginal ring) for more than a year increases your risk for uterine cancer. Talk to your doctor if this concerns you. Let your doctor know if you notice any unusual bleeding while on Femring (estradiol acetate vaginal ring).

    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.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Femring (estradiol acetate vaginal ring)

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Pain
  • Worth it
    Big hassle
    Reviewed Femringon 1/4/2017I can not get the femring out, I have to have my doctor remove the ring and that is pain full.
    69
    Woman
    Hot flashes and night sweats