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General Information on Ospemifene

Generic Name : Ospemifene

Latest prescription information about Ospemifene. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ospemifene

International- Osphena.

Why is Ospemifene Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an estrogen agonist, prescribed for severe dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse). 

When should Ospemifene not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding and known or suspected estrogen-dependent neoplasia, active DVT, pulmonary embolism (PE), myocardial infarction (MI), and pregnant women.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category X :

Animal and/or human studies have demonstrated fetal injury and potential risks outweigh the benefits of the drug in pregnancy. These drugs are found to be harmful when taken during pregnancy, and should not be used.

What is the dosage of Ospemifene?

One tablet taken orally once daily with food.

How should Ospemifene be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ospemifene?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of unusual vaginal bleeding, stroke or heart attack, liver problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, and breastfeeding women.

What are the side effects of Ospemifene?

   Most Common : Hot flush, vaginal discharge, muscle spasms, genital discharge, increased sweating.

What are the other precautions for Ospemifene?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Ospemifene?

Store it at room temperature (20C to 25C).

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