Comparative Study: Replens Versus Local Estrogen in Menopausal Women

(1994) Fertility and Sterility 61: 178-180. Nachtigall, LE

This was an open-label study comparing effects of a nonhormonal drug-free bioadhesive vaginal moisturizer to a local estrogen therapy in the treatment of vaginal dryness symptoms. There were 15 women evaluated in each treatment group during a 12-week period. Results indicated that the bioadhesive vaginal moisturizer was a safe and effective alternative to estrogen vaginal cream, with both therapies exhibiting statistically significant increases in vaginal moisture, vaginal fluid volume, and vaginal elasticity with a return of the premenopausal pH state.