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What is ospemifene?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Ospemifene (Osphena) is a drug that affects how estrogen acts on body tissues such as the vagina, the uterus, and bones. It is approved by the FDA for treating pain during sex, called dyspareunia, that is caused by menopausal vaginal atrophy. The drug is taken by mouth. 

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