- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Ortho-Gynest* used for?
Generic for Ortho-Gynest* (Estriol) cream is a topical short-term hormone replacement therapy (HRT) used to treat atrophic vaginitis, a vaginal symptom of the menopause. This vaginal cream helps relieve atrophic vaginitis symptoms such as vaginal discharge/dryness/burning/itching, superficial dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse) and urinary tract infection.
Generic for Ortho-Gynest* cream is prescribed for the treatment of estrogen deficiency symptoms. This cream helps restore the natural balance of estrogen in the body, and thus relieves the vaginal symptoms that occur after menopause.
Generic for Ortho-Gynest* cream is also used to treat vaginal tissues before and after vaginal surgery (vaginal prolapse) in the postmenopausal women. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Ortho-Gynest*?
The dosage of Generic for Ortho-Gynest* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Ortho-Gynest* cream is for topical use (intravaginal use) only. Apply the cream into the vagina, preferably before going to sleep at night.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Ortho-Gynest*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Generic for Ortho-Gynest* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Generic for Ortho-Gynest*?
Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Ortho-Gynest*, seek medical attention immediately.
Symptoms of overdose of Generic for Ortho-Gynest* may include vaginal bleeding.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Ortho-Gynest*?
- St John's wort
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Ortho-Gynest*.
Generic for Ortho-Gynest* can interact with the following types of medicines: anti-epileptic medicines, barbiturates, corticosteroids, anti-infectives, HIV medicines, rifamycin antibiotics, and anticoagulants.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is used with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Generic for Ortho-Gynest*, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Ortho-Gynest*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Ortho-Gynest* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Ortho-Gynest* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Ortho-Gynest* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Ortho-Gynest* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Ortho-Gynest* can cause side effects such as breast tenderness, increased vaginal discharge, and irritation/itching at the application site. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Ortho-Gynest*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Ortho-Gynest*?
Is it possible for me to use Generic for Ortho-Gynest* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Ortho-Gynest*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Ortho-Gynest*?
How will Generic for Ortho-Gynest* work in my body?
How should Generic for Ortho-Gynest* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Ortho-Gynest* drug interactions and side effects?
Generic for Ortho-Gynest* cream should not be used during pregnancy.
Before using Generic for Ortho-Gynest* cream, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have uterine fibroids, high blood pressure, heart/liver/kidney disorders, diabetes, migraine, asthma, epilepsy, gall stones and endometriosis.
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Ortho-Gynest* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.