What is Atrophic Vaginitis?

Atrophic vaginitis is vaginal dryness. It is caused by low levels of estrogen. Symptoms include vaginal soreness, burning, itching, painful sexual intercourse, and discharge.

Treatment for atrophic vaginitis includes taking tablets and using creams, rings, and patches. Lubricants are available over-the-counter. A common drug class used to treat atrophic vaginitis is the estrogens drug class.

Savings Tips for Atrophic Vaginitis

  • Relieving Dryness and Pain: Which Vaginal Estrogen is Best for You?

    November 18, 2014

    Estring, Premarin cream or Vagifem: which is better? Without estrogen replacement, one third of women experience symptoms of atrophic vaginitis including dryness, irritation, itching and pain during sex. All vaginal estrogens have been shown to relieve these symptoms and improve quality of life for these women. In addition, vaginal estrogen therapy has been shown to have a favorable effect on libido/sex drive, urinary tract infections and incontinence. See More

  • New Guidelines for the Treatment of Menopause Symptoms

    February 13, 2014

    Is there anything new for menopause?

    Well, yes there is. 2014 brought some new guidelines by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for the treatment of symptoms of menopause: hot flashes and vaginal dryness/atrophy.

    No new risks or dangers.

    The good news is the guidelines didn’t raise any risks or dangers that we didn’t already know, for the medications or treatments we have been using. See More

  • Osphena: Is It the Female Viagra?

    May 24, 2013

    In the hunt for the female Viagra, there has been a small victory. Osphena has been approved for vaginal dryness and painful intercourse as a result of vaginal atrophy that occurs with menopause. What does this mean and will this help improve libido in women?

    Libido in women takes a huge dive during menopause. One of the culprits for this is vaginal dryness that may result in uncomfortable sex.

    Ospemifene (Osphena) has just been approved based on studies that showed it is effective and well-tolerated for the treatment of the symptoms of vaginal dryness and dyspareunia (painful intercourse) over and above the use of lubricants. See More

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Popular Atrophic Vaginitis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Estrogens 135 See Prices
Estrogens 83 See Prices
Estrogens 172 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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