Meet Yuvafem, the New Generic to Vagifem Tablets

Dr. Sharon Orrange
Dr. Orrange is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Geriatric, Hospitalist and General Internal Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
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Used for the treatment of vaginal dryness and recurrent urinary tract infections, among other things, Vagifem (estradiol) tablets have been a huge hit in the United States. As mentioned in my previous blog, patients prefer Vagifem tablets over Estrace vaginal cream—but one of the downsides of Vagifem has been cost. Yuvafem, a new generic equivalent just approved by the FDA, may finally give Vagifem competition—if it can save women some cash.

What’s Yuvafem?

Will Yuvafem be cheaper than Vagifem?

I hope so, but we don’t know yet. Vagifem made a startling $423 million dollars in the U.S. from July 2015 to July 2016 so it’s good to have a potentially cheaper equivalent.

Dr O.

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