Urethral Caruncle Medication

Updated: Nov 02, 2020
  • Author: Kamran P Sajadi, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Vaginal estrogen replacement may be considered to treat urogenital atrophy secondary to estrogen deficiency in postmenopausal women.

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Intravaginal Estrogen

Class Summary

Use of intravaginal estrogens help to maintain female urogenital elasticity and treats vulvovaginal atrophy. Estrogens increase cervical secretions and increase uterine tone.

Estradiol vaginal (Estrace Vaginal, Vagifem, Yuvafem)

Doses and recommended treatment duration for specific products vary. Creams or vaginal inserts are typically administered once daily for 1-2 weeks, followed by a reduced dose and a maintenance dose of 2-3 times weekly. An attempt to taper or discontinue use may be made at 3-6 month intervals.

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