Use Vagirux tablets to manage the symptoms of vaginal dryness, like itching and irritation.

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What are Vagirux tablets?

Vagirux tablets are part of a group of medicines known as HRT (hormone replacement therapy), used to treat the symptoms of menopause. Vagirux tablets contain the oestrogen hormone estradiol, which is used to treat menopause symptoms of vagina atrophy like vaginal dryness, itching and irritation.

Another brand known as Vagifem also contains the same active ingredient estradiol, and works in the same way as Vagirux tablets, to treat vaginal dryness.

What is vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal atrophy or vaginal dryness, is one of the common symptoms experienced by women going through menopause.

The vagina environment is usually moist because the wall of the vagina regularly produces lubrication. This natural lubrication helps keep the vagina clean and prevents infections.

The natural oestrogen hormone in your body helps to maintain the lubrication in your vagina. As you go through menopause, the levels of this hormone reduces, causing several menopause symptoms, one of which is vaginal dryness.

You may be experiencing vaginal dryness if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • soreness and itching around your vagina
  • feeling pain or discomfort during sex
  • vaginal bleeding
  • frequent urine infections
  • peeing more often than usual

There are also other causes of vaginal dryness apart from menopause, such as:

  • having a surgery where your womb is removed (hysterectomy)
  • smoking
  • pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • taking certain medications like contraceptive pills and antidepressants
  • having chemotherapy treatment for cancer
  • certain medical conditions like diabetes
  • using perfumed products in your vagina like douches and vaginal deodorants
  • stress and depression

How does Vagirux work?

Vagirux tablets contain the active ingredient estradiol. Estradiol is a natural female oestrogen hormone produced by your ovaries, which helps to maintain regular lubrication inside your vagina.

As women approach menopause, their oestrogen hormone levels reduce causing some common symptoms of menopause, such as vaginal dryness. When you use Vagirux tablets as prescribed, it replaces your oestrogen hormone levels, which helps to relieve the symptoms of vaginal dryness.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Article created: 28 Sep 2021

Last reviewed: 28 Sep 2021

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