Estriol Vaginal Cream for Treatment of Vaginal Atrophy
Estriol vaginal cream is commonly used for the treatment of vaginal atrophy. This compounded cream is available through Tache Pharmacy’s compounding pharmacy lab.
If you have a prescription for estriol vaginal cream and you are looking for a pharmacy in Winnipeg that can make this estriol cream for you then Tache Pharmacy can help.
Call our pharmacy now at (204) 233-3469 to discuss your estriol prescription with our compounding pharmacist or order your medication online here.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of vaginal atrophy and need to consult with our bioidentical hormone specialist please visit our Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy page and use the form on that page to request a consult.
What is vaginal atrophy?
Vaginal atrophy is a condition of the vagina also known as Atrophic Vaginitis or vulvovaginal atrophy.
Atrophic vaginitis is a physical condition in which there is a reduction, or thinning, of the vaginal wall along with a dehydration, or drying, of the tissues. This can also lead to inflammation of the vulvovaginal tissues. Most commonly this health issue is caused by low levels of estrogen.
Vaginal atrophy tends to effect postmenopausal women but may also effect pre-menopausal women. This condition can significantly reduce a woman’s quality of life. Many women have a difficult time reporting and discussing this condition with their prescriber. We believe that this condition should be openly discussed and resolved.
If you are post-menopausal and experiencing the symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy it is best to discuss the condition with your prescriber and/or pharmacist because treatment is available.
Smokers may be at higher risk of vaginal atrophy. To learn more about the Quit Smoking With Your Manitoba Pharmacist program please visit our Quit Smoking Manitoba page.
What are the symptoms of atrophic vaginitis?
The symptoms of atrophic vaginitis include:
- vaginal dryness
- vulvovaginal pain before, during or after sex
- urinary tract infections
- vaginal burning
- vulvovaginal itching
- urination issues including frequent urination, urgency and burning with urination
- vaginal discharge
According to a report titled “The Detection and Management of Vaginal Atrophy” by Shawna Johnston et al they reported the following:
“Large cohort studies have reported the prevalence of vaginal dryness from 27% to 55% and dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse) from 32% to 41%. The estimated incidence of urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women ranges from 4% to 15%”.
How can estriol vaginal cream help with vulvovaginal atrophy?
As stated previously vaginal atrophy is usually caused by reduced levels of estrogen in the postmenopausal woman.
Estriol is a bioidentical estrogen hormone. By utilizing the vaginal application of estriol cream the local levels of estrogen hormone in the vaginal tissues can help to rejuvenate the vulvovaginal tissues.
The estriol hormone is one of several bioidentical estrogen hormones. Estriol, in particular, has been found to have beneficial effects in treating atrophic vaginitis.
What is unique about the estriol vaginal cream compounded by the Tache Pharmacy compounding pharmacy lab?
First, Tache Pharmacy is a member of the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA).
PCCA is an association that helps compounding pharmacies to compound the highest quality products under optimal compounding conditions. PCCA also creates its own specialized compounding bases. A compounding base is essentially the main component of a cream, gel or ointment that the medicinal ingredients are mixed into.
One compounding base known as Versabase has been found to be particularly helpful in delivering medications to vaginal tissues upon vaginal application.
While our estriol vaginal cream can be made with other bases, most often Versabase is used in making our estriol vaginal cream. This base helps us provides an excellent product which does a great job delivering the estriol to the vaginal tissues.
To learn more about vaginal atrophy visit https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vaginal-atrophy/symptoms-causes/syc-20352288