Are Key-E Suppositories Safe For Non-Menopausal Women To Use?

In our latest question and answer, the pharmacist discusses whether or not Key-E suppositories are safe to use in non-menopausal women.

Question

Is it safe for a woman who is not yet menopausal to use the suppository “Key E”?

Asked by Wondering On Apr 09, 2018

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Medical Content Reviewed By PharmacistAnswers Staff

On Apr 11, 2018

Yes, it is safe for a woman who is not yet menopausal to use Key-E suppositories.


Key-E suppositories

Key-E suppositories, manufactured by Carlson Labs, contain hydrogenated coconut and palm oils and vitamin E. This product is meant to help relieve vaginal dryness and discomfort.


These suppositories are not specifically for menopausal women like some creams and suppositories that contain estrogen. Hydrogenated coconut and palm oils and vitamin E are generally safe for everyone to use. There is the small possibility of this product causing redness, irritation, a burning sensation, and mild swelling however.


If redness or irritation occurs, the product should be immediately washed out and the irritation should resolve on its own. If a serious reaction occurs and doesn’t go away, you should seek medical attention.


Summary

  • Key-E suppositories are generally safe to use to relieve vaginal dryness and discomfort.
  • Reactions such as redness and irritation can occur and you should stop using the product if a reaction occurs.

About the Pharmacist

Dr. Hayden Gharibyar

Dr. Hayden Gharibyar is a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate from the University of Colorado. His areas of expertise include pharmacovigilance and drug safety.

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