Many women don’t seek help for moderate to severe painful sex due to menopause because they think it’s an inevitable part of aging or that it will get better over time. The truth is that unlike hot flashes, night sweats and fatigue, painful sex due to menopause won’t go away on its own — and may even get worse if left untreated. Celebrity Ob/Gyn Dr. Lisa Masterson is here to explain why and to discuss several treatment options that could help postmenopausal women enjoy sex again.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have changes in vision or speech, sudden new severe headaches, and severe pains in your chest or legs with or without shortness of breath, weakness and fatigue. Osphena should not be used if you have unusual vaginal bleeding, have or have had certain types of cancers (including cancer of the breast or uterus), have or have had blood clots, have had a stroke or heart attack, have severe liver problems, are allergic to Osphena or any of its ingredients, or think you may be pregnant. Tell your healthcare provider if you are going to have surgery or will be on bed rest.
Possible side effects of Osphena
Serious but less common side effects can include stroke, blood clots and cancer of the lining of the uterus.
Common side effects may include hot flashes, vaginal discharge, muscle spasms and increased sweating.
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines and supplements you take, as some medicines may affect how Osphena works. Osphena may also affect how other medicines work.
Duchesnay USA encourages you to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Indication: What is Osphena® (ospemifene)?
Osphena is a prescription oral pill that treats moderate to severe painful intercourse, a symptom of changes in and around your vagina, due to menopause.
Please read Patient Information for Osphena® (ospemifene) tablets, including Boxed Warning, in the U.S. Full Prescribing Information or at www.osphena.com.