Do you have a Dry Vagina? Do you experience Painful Intercourse? Have you experienced Menopause? Let’s look at Osphena
Ok…what is Osphena?
Osphena (ospemifene) is a treatment for moderate to severe painful intercourse, a symptom of changes in and around the vagina, due to menopause.
Osphena is the first and only FDA-approved NON-ESTROGEN ORAL pill that improves certain physical changes of the vagina (specific physical changes include superficial and para-basal cells, and pH of the vagina) and significantly relieves moderate to severe painful intercourse due to menopause.
Why does Dr. Lara recommend and who does Dr. Lara recommend Osphena to:
“I am really excited at the science behind this treatment. Osphena heals vaginal dryness without using hormones and it is an area that I love to work with. Women in Oxnard and Ventura are experiencing this often. Call us to schedule an appointment to find out more.”
*Women who are experiencing or have experienced menopause
* Women experiencing dry vagina
* Women experiencing painful lovemaking
Important Safety Information
Most Important Information you should know about Osphena
Osphena (ospemifene) works like estrogen in the lining of the uterus, but can work differently in other parts of the body.
Taking estrogen alone or Osphena may increase your chance for getting cancer of the lining of the uterus, strokes, and blood clots. Vaginal bleeding after menopause may be a warning sign of cancer of the lining of the uterus. Your healthcare provider should check any unusual vaginal bleeding to find out the cause, so tell them right away if this happens while you are using Osphena.
You and your healthcare provider should talk regularly about whether you still need treatment with Osphena.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you get changes in vision or speech, sudden new severe headaches, and severe pains in your chest or legs with or without shortness of breath, weakness and fatigue. Osphena should not be used if you have unusual vaginal bleeding; have or have had certain types of cancers (including cancer of the breast or uterus); have or had blood clots; had a stroke or heart attack; have severe liver problems; or think you may be pregnant. Tell your healthcare provider if you are going to have surgery or will be on bed rest.
Possible side effects
Serious but less common side effects can include stroke, blood clots, and cancer of the lining of the uterus.
Common side effects can include hot flashes, vaginal discharge, muscle spasms and increased sweating.
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take as some medicines may affect how Osphena works. Osphena may also affect how other medicines work.