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When should I stop using vaginal estrogen creams or suppositories?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Once symptoms improve, some women may be able to switch from vaginal estrogen to a non-hormone vaginal lubricant. Though it appears to be safe for long-term use, there is no agreement on exactly how long vaginal estrogen should be used. Experts recommend using the lowest dose and frequency that relieve symptoms.

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