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Vagifem 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. You should also discuss the need for regular mammograms with your health care professional, and follow his or her guidelines.

This medicine can make your body retain fluid, making your fingers, hands, or ankles swell. Your blood pressure can go up. Contact your doctor or health care professional if you feel you are retaining fluid.

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

Tobacco smoking increases the risk of getting a blood clot or having a stroke, especially if you are more than 35 years old. You are strongly advised not to smoke.

If you wear contact lenses and notice visual changes, or if the lenses begin to feel uncomfortable, consult your eye care specialist.

If you are going to have elective surgery, you may need to stop taking this medicine beforehand. Consult your health care professional for advice prior to scheduling the surgery.

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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:

Less common

Vaginal yeast infection

Incidence not known

Change in vaginal discharge

clear or bloody discharge from the nipple

decrease in the amount of urine

dimpling of the breast skin

fast heartbeat

fever

hives, itching, or rash

hoarseness

inverted nipple

irritation

joint pain, stiffness, or swelling

lump in the breast or under the arm

noisy, rattling breathing

pain or feeling of pressure in the pelvis

pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg

persistent crusting or scaling of the nipple

redness of the skin

redness or swelling of the breast

sore on the skin of the breast that does not heal

swelling of the eyelids, face, fingers, lips, hands, feet, or lower legs

tightness in the chest

troubled breathing at rest

troubled breathing or swallowing

vaginal bleeding

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Abdominal or stomach pain

dizziness

drowsiness

nausea or vomiting

tenderness of the breasts

unusual tiredness or weakness

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

Back pain

headache

itching or pain of the vagina or genital area

thick, white vaginal discharge with mild or no odor

weight gain

Less common

Body aches or pain

chills

cough

diarrhea

ear congestion

loss of voice

nasal congestion

runny nose

sneezing

sore throat

Incidence not known

Feeling sad or empty

headache, severe and throbbing

irritability

lack of appetite

tiredness

trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

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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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