Vulvodynia and pudendal neuralgia comprise significant contributors to vulvar‐related pain and its impact on daily life.
A retrospective clinical audit was conducted at the Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia, Sydney, to determine the pattern of use and the efficacy of the application of topical amitriptyline 0.5% plus oestriol 0.03% in organogel (AOO), to the vulvar vestibule in reducing the impact of pain on daily life.
Materials and Methods
There were 1174 patients who received a script from May 2017 until February 2020: 1054 patients agreed to be contacted and had a valid email address.
There were 376 (35.7%) patients who replied. Pain with intercourse was the main indication for use. Treatment was rated effective by 51.2% (95% CI: 35.4–66.8%) of patients less than 30 years of age, 66.7% (95% CI: 57.3–74.9%) of patients 30–50 years of age, and 58.3% (95% CI: 50.9–65.4%) in patients over 50. Stinging at the site of application was the most commonly reported side effect.
Topical AOO is an effective and well‐tolerated treatment for vulvar pain.