At a Glance: Help manage symptoms of vaginal dryness and irritation caused by chemotherapy, radiation, or endocrine therapy with the use of Vitamin E vaginal suppositories. May use 1x daily.
Details: Per our oncology team, vaginal dryness can occur as a result of cancer treatments due to a decreased level of estrogen in a woman's body or changes to vaginal tissue. This can cause the vaginal tissue to become thin and not produce as much natural lubrication, leading to dryness, bleeding, and/or pain during sexual activity. Vaginal lubricants can be utilized for sexual activity, and must be applied frequently. Avoid scented products or petroleum containing products that can be irritating. Use water or silicone-based products. Please keep in mind that silicone based products can disrupt effectiveness of condoms. There is data to support that vitamin D and E vaginal suppositories are beneficial in improving vaginal atrophy in women with breast cancer receiving tamoxifen. Carlon Key-E Suppositories can help restore lubrication gently and effectively. Each insert provides 30 IU of vitamin E in a base of coconut and palm oils.
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