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User Reviews for Yuvafem to treat Atrophic Vaginitis

Yuvafem has an average rating of 3.2 out of 10 from a total of 78 ratings for the treatment of Atrophic Vaginitis. 21% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 71% reported a negative effect.

Yuvafem Rating Summary

3.2/10 average rating

78 ratings from 90 user reviews.

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Reviews for Yuvafem

AE October 23, 2019

“Amneal had two companies producing their Yuvafem product. One company located in the USA (pink packaging) and the other in Denmark (blue packaging). I did not experience issues with the product manufactured in Denmark although the packaging was inferior to Vagifem. Amneal no longer uses the company in Denmark. The product in the pink packaging manufactured in the USA is as awful as the many negative reviews reflect. Burning and itching was the worse negative symptoms for me. Why is the FDA not aggressively addressing this. I have been battling with Amneal and it isn't a pleasant experience. I plan to escalate to the Attorney General of my state. Unfortunately too many politicians take money from the pharmaceutical companies so they do nothing to help stop the this abuse. I also take issue with the majority of insurance companies refusing to cover Vagifem or charge exhorbitant copays for a medication women need to maintain good health yet many have no problem with covering Viagra.”

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Westwind LIsa November 7, 2018

“I am a post-menopausal physician who began using Vagifem in 2011 after a total hysterectomy. I had absolutely no problems with Vagifem. It helped with my urogenital symptoms, such as dryness and urinary frequency. When Yuvafem came out, I was also changed to it via my mail-in pharmacy. I started experiencing a significant increase in vaginal irritation, vulvar dryness, and urinary frequency. I had been having vaginal discharge the day after I inserted the tablet with increased irritation and itching. I never had any significant discharge or irritation when using Vagifem. My symptoms got so bad that at the end of September I went back on brand-name Vagifem. My symptoms have been gradually improving. Given my experience, and the fact that so many others on this site and elsewhere have had a similar issues, I contacted the FDA. I also complained to them in regards to the poor packaging. I feel Yuvafem needs further investigation.”

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Westwind Lisa March 14, 2019

“**Update from my review dated November 7, 2018** I formally contacted the FDA in regards to what I felt was questionable efficacy of Yuvafem and its poor packaging (as compared to the brand-name Vagifem). The FDA contacted Amneal Pharmaceuticals and Amneal agreed to look into my complaint about Yuvafem's efficacy and its packaging. Amneal wanted me to provide them with the Yuvafem that I had leftover, which I did. It was to be sent back to them anonymously with just a brief history of my experience while on the medication. Since it was done anonymously, I won't have follow up in regards to my complaint, but at least the FDA responded to it and contacted them. I hope this helps others who have noticed a difference after being changed to Yuvafem, or who were started on it initially and continue to have symptoms consistent with atrophic vaginitis. If you feel the drug is not therapeutically beneficial to you, please contact the FDA to let them know. It can be done online.”

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Jazz October 19, 2019

“Switched to this product and it was horrible. I thought could have sex again and it was painful and got an infection. I used this as prescribed. This product does not melt properly at all. This product should not be used as saw 3 doctors for UTI and the embarrassment of being accused it was my partner fault. It was not. It was product. No woman should have to go through this. Did not want this product, it is insurance trying to cut corners. It cost them more in long run due to the number of doctor visits and 3 rounds of antibotics and one emergency visit. Sex was painful and vagina dry after using.. gyno said tablets not melting.. Please get rid of this product”

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NA · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 11, 2019

“Yvuafem makes me spot and it gets worse over several days. First yellow and dark brown and then bloody discharge. My doctor checked me out. I’m fine so it’s definitely this medication. I did not have this problem with Vagifem and will tell my doctor the Vagifem is what I want. I am 63 years old. When I use the Yuvafem I have to wear a liner. Terrible medication and should be pulled from the market.”

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LDn March 7, 2017

“I was a regular user of Vagifem and was very pleased with the results. It made sex comfortable again. I saw there was a generic available and tried it to try to save some money. This product is terrible. Everything about it is ten notches below Vagifem. You can't separate the foil packages. The applicator is sharp on the end. One of my doses was empty... and I pay $15 each. The pill does not dissolve inside you. When showering the next day I find the tablet just sitting up there undissolved. My vaginal dryness is back to where it was before beginning Vagifem. I am a 62 yr old woman with active sex life, my insurance will no longer pay for brand. I wish they would have more time before releasing. I hate everything about it.”

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PamJ60 · Taken for less than 1 month October 1, 2018

“I don't understand all the negative comments. I have finished the two-week buildup phase and now starting on the twice-a week phase. No problem with the packaging. No problems with the pills falling out of the plunger. Pills do not "come out" the next day partially dissolved. No adverse effects from the medication. No problems at all. Even though my doctor said it would take about three months to reach maximum benefit, I already see an improvement. Great medication as far as I'm concerned.”

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irritated · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 7, 2020

“I am so angry about this issue. Vagifem works, Yavafem does not. Like many of the others my insurance changed and now Vagifem is not covered. Yuvafem was like using nothing. Everything went right back to the way it was before weeks of treatment with vagifem (burning urination, dryness in vagina). I give up.”

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Whitney June 22, 2019

“I have used Vagifem for years without any issues whatsoever. It worked well and caused no problems. Then my insurance switched me to Yuvafem and it's been a nightmare. If I could give this drug a zero, I would have. Burning, redness, the feeling of having a UTI, then actually getting a UTI for the first time in 20 years, painful intercourse. The drug is completely ineffective for what it is supposed to do and it is causing plenty of problems. When I looked at the ingredients, I see that estradial is the same but the carrier ingredients are different, specifically Yuvafem uses propylene glycol. So, I could deal with the awful packaging if the drug actually worked and didn't cause so many problems, but it doesn't work and had me thinking I had some terrible infection for the last 3 weeks till my dr and I figured out it was the Yuvafem. I will be trying out the Estring and if I can't deal with it, I will be paying the big bucks and go back to the Vagifem.”

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Elana January 13, 2020

“First used Vagifem and seemed to work okay. Then like others, was switched to Yuvafem. Started having extreme itching, so washed regularly and applied moisturizer. Then burning started too and nothing helped to get over itchy, burning, and then burnt skin. I stopped yuvafem when spotting started. Skin began to clear up after two weeks. Then I used one tablet and extreme itching and skin was burnt again. I began to have pain in my joints, so bad that I entered a emergency room. I went off Yuvafem and 5 days later could walk again. After only one tablet, joint pain and burnt skin returned. My doctor could not find anything. He suggested that I was allergic to Yuvafem. So today decided to check reviews and found that Yuvafem is a dangerous drug.”

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Deen · Taken for 1 to 2 years April 13, 2019

“1. Tablets fall out of applicator. Half the time I can see the tablet rattling around inside the plastic packaging before I even attempt to open it. 2. Packaging is impossible to separate. I have to use scissors. I'm only 52 and don't have arthritis--I can only imagine the struggle older women must have to open the packaging. 3. IT DOESN'T WORK AS WELL AS VAGIFEM! I've been using it for over a year now and find that my symptoms of dryness, burning, etc. fluctuate from package to package. I never had this problem on Vagifem.”

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Avra · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 30, 2018

“I used Vagifem for 4 years beginning when I was 68 years old. It was highly effective. I no longer had vaginal dryness. Sexual intercourse was pain and irritation free. About 4 months ago my insurance company stopped covering this drug. I was switched to Yuvafem. I agree with others that the packaging is much inferior to Vagifem’s. I have the same problem opening etc. But I could adjust to the inconvenience. However, I am going back on Vagifem because of how ineffective Yuvafem is. My labia and vagina are very dry again. Sexual intercourse is very painful. It is just like before I went on Vagifem. I feel Yuvafem is a waste of my money and has caused me pain and discomfort while promising to provide the same results as Vagifem. I plan to ask my physician to be my advocate with my insurance company about covering Vagifem again.”

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Carol · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 13, 2018

“Vagifem worked fine for years. Then insurance started sending Teva which was horrible. Applicator didn't work right and it was not effective, leaving me sore. Then insurance sent Uvafem. Applicators were better, but the medicine was not helping. In fact, everything was worse. I was sore all the time. Just recently my doctor prescribed brand only (Vagifem), but the insurance wouldn't release it until I used up the other. I argued with them and my doctor wouldn't get involved saying they had no ability to overrule the insurance company. Why does the insurance control our health?? Shouldn't the doctor's change in prescription be enough? Finally, a kindly pharmacist intervened and got me a prescription for Vagifem. I was so desperate I was willing to pay full price, but he was able to get it on my insurance. So glad to hear I am not alone, but wondering how we can get this changed. Insurance companies should not rule our health.”

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Clj · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 27, 2019

“Yuvafem is horrible, I was on Vagifem but because of cost I can’t afford Vagifem but I won’t be using Yuvafem either. My symptoms of vaginal dryness and irritation came back full force using Yuvafem”

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Sam · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 16, 2019

“Can only use brand name Vagifem. Generic does not work at all. Packaging is horrible and symptoms of burning, itching, dryness, and feeling of a UTI, and constantly having to urinate are what happens when using generic. Had to go back to using Vagifem. Unfortunately the copay is really high until I meet my deductible. Insurance needs to offer this medication at a more affordable cost.”

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Gloria · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 12, 2019

“This drug contains polyethlene glycol which can be an irritant! Read the label! No wonder I had constant burning whenever I used this drug. FDA needs to be alerted so other women will not be harmed by it. I had three biopsies of my skin in the vaginal area, which all came back as precancerous. It required constant medication just to keep it from getting worse, but it never completely healed this area. When I finally discovered the glycol and quit using it, my skin has returned to almost normal!”

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J.m.c · Taken for less than 1 month August 26, 2017

“Awful product. Was on Vagifem for 25 years, great product. Got switched to Yuvifem when it came out. Within a week I had horrible dryness and itching, vaginal tissue tearing and pain. It's like it's a placebo. Like others, I've asked my doctor to make my prescription brand only for Vagifem at much higher cost since it works. They need to rework Yuvifem so it actually is a working generic version. I emailed the manufacturer... everyone should.”

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Moosie · Taken for 5 to 10 years March 16, 2019

“I DID NOT NOTICE A DIFFERENCE at all when I switched from Vagifem to Yuvafem except I saved $$$ which was nice! (Paying $5/mo instead of $30/mo). No side effects. The packaging is a bit worse but I just deal with it. Other than that, the applicator, effects, etc. are the same!”

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Anagrey · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 18, 2017

“Awful product!!!!! I was excited that a generic was offered. The price was unbelievable compared to Vagifem but I am going back to the brand name. Price does not compare to comfort. I do not recommend this product.”

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Jennufer · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 8, 2017

“This medicine is a waste of money. I pay $136.00 for 8 of these pills. I follow the directions, using them at bedtime. This is perfect since I don't generally get up during the night to use the bathroom. However, when I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is use the bathroom. Why is that ding dong pill in the toilet? I have tried pushing it further back into the vaginal and its still the same results. I am skeptical of meds that lie in place for hours on. It has not improved my condition at all but empty my purse. Not refilling the prescription. This morning I found after not seeing the pill when I first went to the bathroom, I thought well it is finally working. WRONG! 9:00 bathroom break, what do I see? That stupid pill.”

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jan · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 10, 2019

“This tablet is in a terrible packaging. I've already cut my finger on it. And the inserts are very difficult to use, unlike Vagifem. However, I just found out Vagifem is no longer manufactured, and my insurance company is sending me a product made somewhere else. I am VERY scared to use this because other countries drugs manufacturers have very little any regulation and quality control. I don't know what to do at this point, but someone in the FDA (a female!) needs to look into the packaging of the Yuvafem.”

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Rosie NC · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 17, 2017

“As others have stated the packaging is awful. Pills don't stay on the applicator, or fall out after being inserted. Had to switch from Vagifem to Yuvafem in Jan because of insurance cost. Going to be 65 in Nov so I want to make sure I'll be able to afford Vagifem. On the generic, I've had a strange discharge I never had before, vaginal tearing during intercourse and more urgency. Thank you to all who have shared their experiences. I don't feel alone in this. Our doctors need to know there is a huge difference between the generic and original brand (Vagifem).”

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BlankyM · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 3, 2017

“No problems with Vagifem. After using Yuvafem for a couple of weeks I started getting a discharge and feeling like I had an infection with burning and itching. It feels as if I am allergic to something in the drug. Going back to Vagifem.”

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LeafyBee · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 17, 2019

“I switched to Yuvafem after my insurance stopped covering my Estring, which was about $520 out of pocket as my insurance flat out refused to pay after I've been using it for a year. I've tried all three, the Estring ($520 3-months), the Yuvafem ($20 generic, 3 months), then Vagifem (brand $155 for 8 pills) and my favorite was the Estring, followed by Vagifem. Yuvafem did absolutely nothing except give me a yeast infection. I still bled during sex despite all the lubrication I could muster up and I felt absolutely nothing. I also hated the square-tipped applicator and the dangerous sharp foil. Instead of helping, Yuvafem gave me an infection. I asked my OB-GYN for a prescription of the brand-name Vagifem and the cost just went up again as my insurance now considers it maintenance therapy. I may just give up and pay the $2,000 a year for the Estring.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month January 19, 2017

“My pharmacy filled my usual Vagifem prescription with the new generic form. It is like using a placebo. I am asking my doctor to prescribe brand only from now on, and will gladly pay the $275/month out of pocket until my insurance will cover it again. Terrible product!”

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