At a Glance: Many breast cancer treatments result in vaginal dryness. Replens is a long-lasting vaginal moisturizer that delivers moisture for up to 3 days. It works immediately as personal lubricant and helps prevent discomfort during sexual activity. Replens contains a bioadhesive that attaches to dry cells, regular application will help dryness from recurring. Apply 3x weekly.
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. Cancer treatment can cause thinning of vaginal tissue and decreased production of natural lubrication resulting in vaginal dryness, bleeding, and/or pain during sexual intercourse. Vaginal lubricants are helpful 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. This product is recommended for patients on anti-hormonal therapy for breast cancer.
The patented formula of Replens Feminine Moisturizer soothes dry, irritated tissue by providing long-lasting moisture that is estrogen free and gentle enough for regular use. Each application of Replens moisturizer provides moisture for up to three days. When used regularly, this long-lasting moisturizer heals and restores natural moisture and makes intimacy more comfortable and spontaneous. Replens moisturizer, 8 ct, includes 8 pre-filled, single-use applicators.
Note: We strongly encourage you to talk with your health care professional about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information contained in this website is meant to be helpful and educational, but is not a substitute for medical advice.