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Medications for Atrophic Vaginitis

Other names: Vaginal Atrophy

About Atrophic Vaginitis

Atrophic vaginitis is an inflammation or irritation of the vagina caused by thinning and shrinking of the tissues of the vagina and decreased lubrication of the vaginal walls. This is due to a lack of estrogen.

Drugs used to treat Atrophic Vaginitis

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Estrace Vaginal Cream 6.4 59 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol topical

Drug class: estrogens, miscellaneous vaginal agents

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Vagifem 6.0 56 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol topical

Drug class: estrogens, miscellaneous vaginal agents

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Premarin Vaginal 9.0 4 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: conjugated estrogens topical

Drug class: estrogens, miscellaneous vaginal agents

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estradiol 4.8 324 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol topical

Brand names:  Estrace Vaginal Cream, Vagifem, Estring, Yuvafem …show all

Drug class: estrogens, miscellaneous vaginal agents

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estradiol 5.6 11 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Brand names:  Estrace, Climara, Estradiol Patch, Femring, Vivelle-Dot, Alora, Estrogel, Depo-Estradiol, Estra Pellets, Delestrogen, Dotti, Estraderm …show all

Drug class: estrogens

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Estring 5.7 58 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol topical

Drug class: estrogens, miscellaneous vaginal agents

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Estrace 9.0 3 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

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Premarin 4.3 9 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: conjugated estrogens systemic

Drug class: estrogens

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Yuvafem 3.0 85 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol topical

Drug class: estrogens, miscellaneous vaginal agents

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Climara 5.7 3 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Estradiol Patch Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

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Femring 10 2 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

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Vivelle-Dot Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

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Alora Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

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conjugated estrogens 9.0 4 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: conjugated estrogens topical

Brand name:  Premarin Vaginal

Drug class: estrogens, miscellaneous vaginal agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Estrogel Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

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Depo-Estradiol Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

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Estra Pellets Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

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Delestrogen Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

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Dotti Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

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Estraderm Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

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conjugated estrogens 4.3 9 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: conjugated estrogens systemic

Brand names:  Premarin, Premarin Intravenous

Drug class: estrogens

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Activella Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: sex hormone combinations

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Osphena 3.0 7 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: ospemifene systemic

Drug class: selective estrogen receptor modulators

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CombiPatch 9.5 2 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: estradiol / norethindrone systemic

Drug class: sex hormone combinations

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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