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Osphena

Ospemifene

OSPEMIFENE is used to treat painful sexual intercourse in females after menopause, a symptom of menopause that occurs due to changes in and around the vagina. Compare estrogen Agonist/Antagonists.
Osphena Coupon - Osphena 60mg tablet
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Osphena Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need a regular breast and pelvic exam and Pap smear while on this medicine. You should also discuss the need for regular mammograms with your health care professional, and follow his or her guidelines for these tests. Also, periodically discuss the need to continue taking this medicine. Taking this medicine for long periods of time may increase your risk for serious side effects.

This medicine can increase the risk of developing a condition (endometrial hyperplasia) that may lead to cancer of the lining of the uterus. Taking progestins, another hormone drug, with this medicine lowers the risk of developing this condition. Therefore, if your uterus has not been removed (by a hysterectomy), your doctor may prescribe a progestin for you to take together with your estrogen. You should know, however, that taking estrogens with progestins may have additional health risks. You should discuss the use of estrogens and progestins with your health care professional to determine the benefits and risks for you.

This medicine can rarely cause blood clots. You should avoid long periods of bed rest while taking this medicine. If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine. This medicine should be stopped at least 4-6 weeks before surgery. After surgery, it should be restarted only after you are walking again. It should not be restarted while you still need long periods of bed rest.

You should not smoke while taking this medicine. Smoking may also increase your risk of blood clots. Smoking can also decrease the effects of this medicine.

This medicine does not prevent hot flashes. It may cause hot flashes in some patients.

If you have any reason to think you are pregnant; stop taking this medicine at once and contact your doctor or health care professional.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Change in vaginal discharge

pain or feeling of pressure in the pelvis

vaginal bleeding

Less common

Anxiety

chest pain

confusion

cough

difficulty with speaking

dizziness or lightheadedness

double vision

fainting

fast heartbeat

headache

inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles

inability to speak

pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg

slow speech

sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing

Rare

Chest discomfort

nausea

pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck

shortness of breath

sweating

vomiting

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Feeling of warmth

increased sweating

redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

Less common

Muscle spasms

white or brownish vaginal discharge

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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