Ospemifene - Drug Information

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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 : 

International- Osphena.

Why it is prescribed : 

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

When it is 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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

One tablet taken orally once daily with food.

How it should be taken : 

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

Warnings and Precautions : 

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.

Side Effects : 

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

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

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


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