Ospemifene may increase your risk of uterine cancer. Tell your doctor right away if you develop changes in menstrual period, unusual vaginal bleeding/discharge, or pain/pressure below your "belly button" (navel).
Ospemifene may rarely cause serious blood clots to form in the legs or lungs. Tell your doctor if you have a history of blood clots (such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism). Also talk to your doctor about risk factors for developing strokes (sometimes fatal) while taking this medication. Some risk factors include tobacco use, alcohol use, having high cholesterol/diabetes, or a history of heart disease. Talk to your doctor about these risks and the benefits of using ospemifene.
This medication is used to treat painful sexual intercourse and vaginal dryness in women after menopause. Painful intercourse and vaginal dryness are symptoms of changes in and around your vagina, due to menopause.This drug is different from hormones (including estrogens and progestins). It works by acting like estrogen in some parts of the body. Ospemifene belongs to a class of drugs known as selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERM).
How to use Osphena
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking ospemifene and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
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