When to look for results.
Since Vagifem® (estradiol vaginal inserts) 10 mcg works to address the underlying cause of your menopausal vaginal symptoms, you won’t experience results immediately. But that doesn’t mean it’s not working. One study showed that Vagifem® 10 mcg reduced a combined score of the most bothersome vaginal symptoms at 12 weeks, but some people may see improvements as early as at 8 weeks of treatment. You may want to talk with your partner about what to expect, too.
How long you might stay on treatment.
Once you have met your treatment goals, your health care provider may tell you to stop taking Vagifem® 10 mcg. You and your health care provider should talk regularly—for example, every 3 to 6 months—about whether you still need treatment with Vagifem® 10 mcg, or, if you’ve been off treatment, whether it’s appropriate to resume.
Returning to treatment?
The menopausal condition that causes uncomfortable vaginal symptoms is called vaginal atrophy. It’s a chronic condition, meaning it’s ongoing; it can be treated, but not cured. That’s why it’s important to know your body, talk regularly with your health care provider, and continue paying attention to your symptoms.