Ovestin is a medication used to treat women who experience vaginal dryness, itching or burning as well as discomfort during sexual intercourse.
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What is Ovestin?
Ovestin is a Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) medication.
How does it work?
The active ingredient estriol will treat symptoms such as vaginal dryness or irritation known as 'vaginal atrophy'. These symptoms are caused by the drop in oestrogen levels when the body goes through menopause. Ovestin replaces the oestrogen that is normally produced in the ovaries.
Is Ovestin suitable for me?
This product may be used by women who are going through menopause or for those who have had their ovaries removed.
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
- Irritation or itching of the skin in or around the vagina when you start to use the product. This will usually get better after a few weeks
- Increased vaginal discharge, bleeding or spotting
- Gall bladder problems
- Skin problems such as a rash or an allergy to the sun
- Breasts become swollen, tender or painful
- Feeling or being sick
- Flu-like symptoms
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Ovestin.
For vaginal problems:
- The usual dose is 1 applicator up to the ring (0.5mg estriol in 0.5g of cream) a day for the first 2 to 3 weeks (maximum of 4 weeks). Then the dose is 1 applicator up to the ring twice a week.
For before or after vaginal surgery:
- Before surgery - the dose is 1 applicator up to the ring (0.5mg estriol in 0.5g of cream) a day for 2 weeks before the operation
- After surgery - do not use the cream again for at least 2 weeks. Then use 1 applicator up to the ring twice a week.
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Ovestin patient Leaflet
Ovestin contains the active ingredient oestradiol, which is a form of the female hormone oestrogen.
Ovestin can also be used to help reduce the risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) in postmenopausal women.
Ovestin 1mg Cream
Ovestin is available as a cream, vaginal tablet or intravaginal insert. The cream and vaginal tablet are applied directly to the inside of the vagina, while the intravaginal insert is inserted into the vagina using an applicator. Ovestin is usually used once or twice a day, depending on the condition being treated.
Ovestin Cream Side Effects
Common side effects of Ovestin include nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, bloating and fluid retention. If any of these side effects are severe or do not go away, please consult your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
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Can Ovestin Cream be used for bladder problems?
Ovestin Cream is not for use in treating bladder problems. Talk to your doctor about the best treatment for your condition.
How often should Ovestin be used?
Ovestin should be used as directed by your doctor. It is generally applied once a day, or as needed. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
Is this medication suitable for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the ordear has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
How do you use Ovestin Cream?
Ovestin Cream is for use on the skin only. Do not use it on the breasts or genital area. Apply a thin layer of cream to the affected area, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. Gently rub the medicine in until it is absorbed.
What are the benefits of oestrogen cream?
Some potential benefits of using oestrogen cream include:
- Reducing the appearance of wrinkles
- Improving skin elasticity
- Stimulating collagen production
- Lightening dark under-eye circles
- Reducing the risk of skin cancer
- Treating vaginal dryness and other vaginal changes that can occur during menopause
How do I order my medication?
Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.
Can I cancel or return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
You have the right to cancel your order for medication up to the point when your medication is dispatched.