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Ovestin 0.1% intravaginal cream – administration

Ovestin 0.1% intravaginal cream is a medication used for transgender men to alleviate the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. It contains the active ingredient estriol, which is a form of estrogen. Ovestin cream is applied directly into the vagina and is absorbed locally, providing estrogen supplementation to the vaginal tissues. Here’s a detailed guide to Ovestin 0.1% intravaginal cream:

Administration:

  • Preparation:
    • Before using Ovestin cream, read the medication label and any accompanying patient information leaflet.
    • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Administration Technique:
    • Attach the applicator to the tube of Ovestin cream and fill it with the prescribed amount of cream.
    • Lie on your back with your knees bent or stand with one foot elevated on a stool or chair.
    • Gently insert the applicator into the vagina as far as it will comfortably go.
    • Press the plunger to release the cream into the vagina.
    • Remove the applicator and discard it properly.
    • Wash your hands thoroughly again after administration.
  • Timing:
    • Use Ovestin cream as directed.
  • Post-Administration Care:
    • After using Ovestin cream, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

General Considerations:

  • Ovestin 0.1% intravaginal cream is often used to provide localized estrogen supplementation to the vaginal tissues, which can help maintain vaginal health and reduce symptoms of vaginal atrophy.
  • Adhere to the prescribed dosage and administration instructions provided to achieve the desired treatment outcomes.
Updated on March 19, 2024

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