Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Yes you can - Yuvafem is the brand name for generic Estradiol 10mcg pessaries in the United States and some other areas of the world.
Estradiol 10mcg pessaries are marketed in the UK under the brand names Vagirux and Vagifem. This means that Yuvafem, Vagirux and Vagifem are exactly the same medicines, they are given different brand names in different parts of the world. This is not unusual with medicines.
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Vagirux 10mcg pessaries are available to order using our online doctor service.
Vagirux is used to treat Vaginal Atrophy (VA) with/without Urogenital Atrophy (UA) in menopausal women.
Vaginal Atrophy is when reduced Oestrogen levels in the body, due to the menopause, cause inflammation, drying and thinning of the vaginal walls. Symptoms include vaginal discomfort, dryness or pain during sex and sometimes increased cases of thrush.
Vagirux is a non-branded (generic) version of Vagifem, just like Yuvafem is in the US.
Each tablet-like Vagirux pessary contains 10mcg of Estradiol and is around 6mm in diameter. Each pack contains 24 pessaries and one applicator.
Vagirux pessaries are supplied with one single applicator in each pack, which you clean between uses which is more environmentally friendly than Vagifem. You should use a new applicator with each new pack of pessaries.
Benefits to using Vagirux include ease of use, the small tablet-like pessaries stick to the vaginal wall and release their dose of Estradiol.
See our dedicated post about all the different types of Vaginal Oestrogen available in the UK here.
Follow this link to read the patient information leaflet for Vagirux pessaries.
Yes you do, you can request a prescription from your GP or from our online doctor as a faster and easier option.
Our doctors are UK based and are experts in the treatments we offer.
Vagirux is made by the pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter, who manufacture a wide range of Women’s Health treatments available in the UK.
Yes, the drug and the strength are the same but the products are made by different manufacturers.
The main difference is the packaging - Vagifem comes with 24 applicators each pre-loaded with a Vagifem pessary.
Vagirux pessaries come individually wrapped with only one applicator per box making it a more environmentally-friendly option.
This is not personalised advice. To speak to one of our clinically trained team about finding the right treatment for you, email us at [email protected] or call us on 01295 262925.