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Medications that may Cause Vaginal Dryness


There are a variety of medications that can cause vaginal dryness.

Some medications lead to vaginal dryness by altering estrogen levels, while others can directly dry out the mucous membranes. Some types of medications that can lead to vaginal dryness include:

  • Cancer treatments (e.g. Tamoxifen)
  • Treatments for Vaginosis (e.g. Metrogel)
  • Antihistamines (which dry out the mucous membranes)
  • Treatments for Urinary Tract Infections
  • Anti-depressants (e.g. Effexor)
  • Medications for ulcers and high blood pressure
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