Osphena

Active Ingredient(s): Ospemifene
FDA Approved: * February 26, 2013
Pharm Company: * SHIONOGI INC
Category: Women's Health / Fertility

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Osphena Overview

Ospemifene (commercial name Osphena produced by Shionogi) is an oral medication indicated for the treatment of dyspareunia– pain during sexual intercourse– encountered by some women, more often in those who are post-menopausal. Ospemifene is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM)[1] acting similarly to an estrogen on the vaginal epithelium, building vaginal wall thickness which in turn reduces the pain associated with dyspareunia. Dyspareunia is most commonly caused by "vu...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ospemifene

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Osphena usage and efficacy
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I have taken Osphena for 7 years already due to a lot of anxiety and now some mild discomfort in my lower pelvis region, along with burning which I have had. I think I have to stop this pill. Has anyone else had this experience? ## Why do you think you have to stop it? The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, administration site irritation, vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, and cough. However, this medication does nothing to help with anxiety. Why was it prescribed? Are you on any other medications?
Updated 3 months ago.
 
oblong white pill 60 on one side blank other
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I don't know where I found this, but I want to know what it is!! ## There is a 60mg Osphena tablet manufactured by Shionogi INC that matches this description. It is an estrogen receptor modulator, it's used to alleviate pain during intercourse in menopausal women. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, anxiety, double vision and fainting, as listed by the FDA. Is there anything else I can help with? ## It's more oval than oblong, does that make a difference? ## B H on one side blank on the other is 500mg acetaminophen
Updated 1 year ago.
 
Osphena use
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How long does it take to feel results? ## Hello, Jeanne! How are you? It may take 3 to 4 weeks for it to reach its full level of effectiveness in your body. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, change in vaginal discharge, anxiety, confusion and double vision. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 years ago.
 
Osphena Why the bias???
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Can't understand the bias from the makers of Osphena. The cost is prohibitive yet and don't ask me why but if you have private insurance even though they won't cover the drug Osphena offers DEEP discounts. If however you have Medicare or Medicaid you don't qualify for any discounts EVEN though we would ALL be willing to pay out of pocket if it works. I speak from experience. I can't try it under the same DEEP discount???? What women over 65 don't enjoy having intercourse?? Or disabled women?? If it worked I would be willing to pay the 177. per month so why can't I get the same benefits???? ## Hello, Luanne! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem you've run into. However, that limitation is not actually one imposed by the manufacturers, but by t...
Updated 2 years ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Ospemifene
  • Tablet: 60mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Osphena: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 59630-580 Osphena 60 mg Oral Tablet by Shionogi Inc.

Other drugs which contain Ospemifene or a similar ingredient: (1 result)


Possibly related Osphena Topics:

Osphena Why the bias??? Can't understand the bias from the makers of Osphena. The cost is prohibitive yet and don't ask me why but if yo... 2 replies
Osphena usage and efficacy I have taken Osphena for 7 years already due to a lot of anxiety and now some mild discomfort in my lower pelvis region,... 1 reply
Osphena use How long does it take to feel results? ## Hello, Jeanne! How are you? It may take 3 to 4 weeks for it to reach its full ... 1 reply




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