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Blissel Vaginal Gel

Blissel Vaginal Gel

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Blissel vaginal gel - Vaginal Dryness gel

Blissel vaginal gel is a form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) designed to alleviate vaginal dryness and irritation caused by menopause. The gel is applied internally with a user-friendly, smooth plastic applicator, providing targeted relief from menopausal symptoms.

Blissel vaginal gel is available by prescription from The Independent Pharmacy for women experiencing menopause.

For doorstep delivery of Blissel vaginal gel, simply complete a brief online consultation with us today.

  • Suitable for pregnancy?no
  • Suitable for breastfeeding?no
  • Suitable for age:18 years +
  • Maximum per order:2
  • Consultation required?Yes
    This treatment requires an online consultation for review by our medical team. The decision to supply the specific treatment and quantity requested will be based on whether our medical team are satisfied that it will be safe, appropriate, and effective.

Blissel vaginal gel summary

Type of medicineHormone Replacement Therapy HRT
Works byReleases oestrogen directly into the vagina
Active ingredientEstriol
Effective within8 - 12 weeks
Pack size30g
ManufacturerConsilient Health
Use with alcoholNo known issues

Blissel vaginal gel Information

  • What is Blissel vaginal gel?

    Blissel vaginal gel is a medication used primarily to treat symptoms of vaginal atrophy due to menopause. Vaginal atrophy can cause symptoms such as dryness, itching, burning, and painful intercourse. Blissel contains estriol, a form of oestrogen, which helps to alleviate these symptoms by promoting the regeneration of the vaginal epithelium and maintaining vaginal health.

    What is Blissel vaginal gel used for?

    Estriol works by replenishing estrogen levels locally in the vaginal tissues, which helps in restoring the normal vaginal environment and alleviating atrophic symptoms.

    Blissel vaginal gel aternatives

    There are several alternatives to Blissel vaginal gel for treating symptoms of vaginal atrophy due to menopause. These alternatives include other forms of local oestrogen therapy, non-hormonal treatments, and systemic hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Here are some options:

    Local Oestrogen Therapy

    1. Vagifem: Vagifem is a vaginal tablet that contains estradiol, another form of oestrogen. It is inserted into the vagina using an applicator.
    2. Ovestin Cream: Ovestin contains estriol, similar to Blissel, but in cream form. It is applied directly to the vaginal area or using an applicator.
    3. Estring: A vaginal ring that releases a low dose of estradiol over three months. It is inserted into the vagina and left in place.

    Non-Hormonal Treatments

    1. Replens: A non-hormonal vaginal moisturizer that provides long-lasting relief from dryness.
    2. Vagisil Moisturizers: Over-the-counter vaginal moisturizers that help relieve dryness and discomfort.
    3. Lubricants: Water-based or silicone-based lubricants, such as K-Y Jelly or Astroglide, can be used during intercourse to alleviate dryness and pain.


  • Blissel vaginal gel instructions

    Using Blissel vaginal gel involves a straightforward process, but it is essential to follow the instructions carefully to ensure effectiveness and safety. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use Blissel vaginal gel:

    Instructions for Use

    1. Preparation:
      • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling the gel and applicator.
      • Remove the cap from the tube of Blissel vaginal gel.
    2. Filling the Applicator:
      • Attach the applicator to the tube of gel by screwing it onto the tube.
      • Gently squeeze the tube to fill the applicator with the prescribed amount of gel. There is usually a marked line on the applicator to indicate the correct dose.
    3. Detaching the Applicator:
      • Once the applicator is filled to the required dose, unscrew it from the tube.
      • Recap the tube to keep the remaining gel clean and safe for future use.
    4. Inserting the Applicator:
      • Lie on your back with your knees bent, or stand with one foot elevated on a chair to make insertion easier.
      • Gently insert the applicator into the vagina as far as it comfortably goes. Do not force it.
    5. Releasing the Gel:
      • Slowly press the plunger of the applicator to release the gel into the vagina.
      • Ensure the full dose is administered by pressing the plunger all the way down.
    6. Removing the Applicator:
      • Gently remove the applicator from the vagina.
      • Dispose of the single-use applicator if it is disposable, or clean it thoroughly with warm water and mild soap if it is reusable. Ensure it is completely dry before storing it.
    7. After Application:
      • Wash your hands again to remove any residual gel.

    Dosage and Frequency

    • Initial Dose: Typically, one application daily for the first few weeks (usually two to three weeks)
    • Maintenance Dose: After the initial treatment period, the usual maintenance dose is one application twice a week or as directed by your healthcare provider

    Additional Tips

    • Consistency: Apply the gel at the same time each day, preferably at bedtime, to establish a routine and ensure the best results
    • Avoiding Discomfort: If you experience discomfort during insertion, try using a small amount of water-based lubricant on the applicator tip
  • Blissel vaginal gel ingredients

    The active substance is estriol.

    Other ingredients include: Glycerol (E442), sodium methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E219), sodium propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E217), polycarbophil, carbopol, sodium hydroxide, hyrdrochloric acid, purified water.

  • Blissel vaginal gel side effects

    Blissel vaginal gel, like any medication, can cause side effects. The three most common side effects reported by users of Blissel vaginal gel are:

    1. Vaginal Irritation:
      • This includes symptoms such as itching, burning, or redness in the vaginal area. These symptoms can occur due to the application of the gel and the presence of estriol.
    2. Vaginal Discharge:
      • Some users may experience an increase in vaginal discharge. This discharge is usually not harmful but can be bothersome.
    3. Vaginal Infection (e.g., Yeast Infection):
      • The use of oestrogen products can sometimes disrupt the natural balance of bacteria and yeast in the vagina, leading to infections such as yeast infections (candidiasis). Symptoms of a yeast infection include itching, redness, and a thick, white discharge.

    If you experience any of these side effects, it is essential to consult your healthcare provider. They can provide guidance on how to manage the side effects or adjust your treatment if necessary. In addition to these common side effects, more serious but rare side effects can occur, and any unusual or severe symptoms should be reported to a healthcare professional immediately.

  • Blissel vaginal gel warnings for use

    Vaginal oestrogen preparations act locally on the vaginal skin, and very little, if any, oestrogen is absorbed into the bloodstream.

    They work in a similar way to hand or face cream.

    For some women who have had breast cancer and have persistent troublesome symptoms which aren’t improving with vaginal moisturisers and lubricants, local oestrogen treatment may be a possibility, but you should consult with your oncologist first.

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