Intrarosa

Intrarosa is used to treat moderate to severe pain during sexual intercourse in women after menopause. It is a vaginal insert that is used at bedtime.

Intrarosa Overview

Reviewed: March 29, 2017
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Intrarosa is a prescription medication used to treat pain during sexual intercourse in women after menopause

Intrarosa belongs to a group of drugs called steroids indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe pain during sexual intercourse, a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy, due to menopause. How Intrarosa works in postmenopausal women with vaginal atrophy is not fully established.

This medication comes in vaginal insert form and is inserted via an applicator into the vagina usually once a day at bedtime.

Common side effects of Intrarosa include vaginal discharge and changes on Pap smear.

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Uses of Intrarosa

Intrarosa is a prescription medication used to treat pain during sexual intercourse in women with vaginal atrophy after menopause

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Intrarosa Drug Class

Intrarosa is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Intrarosa

Serious side effects have been reported with Intrarosa. See the “Drug Precautions” section.

Common side effects of Intrarosa include vaginal discharge and changes on Pap smear.

This is not a complete list of Intrarosa side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Intrarosa Interactions

No drug interactions have been determined by the manufacturer. However, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all drug interactions are known or reported and new drug interactions are continually being reported.

 

Intrarosa Precautions

Estrogen is a metabolite of Intrarosa. Use of exogenous estrogen is contraindicated in women with a known or suspected history of breast cancer. Intrarosa has not been studied in women with a history of breast cancer.

Intrarosa Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Intrarosa, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

Inform MD

Before taking Intrarosa, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. Especially tell your doctor if you:

  • are allergic to Intrarosa or to any of its ingredients
  • have, have had, or think you may have had breast cancer
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Intrarosa and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Intrarosa is indicated only in postmenopausal women. There are no data with Intrarosa use in pregnant women regarding any drug-associated risks. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Intrarosa.

Intrarosa and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

Intrarosa is indicated only in postmenopausal women. There is no information on the presence of Intrarosa in human milk, the effects on the breastfed infant, or the effects on milk production.

Intrarosa Usage

Take Intrarosa exactly as prescribed.

Intrarosa comes in vaginal insert form and is administered vaginally once a day at bedtime, with the provided applicator.

If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses of Intrarosa at the same time.

Intrarosa Dosage

Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

Intrarosa vaginal insert is administered vaginally once a day at bedtime, using the provided applicator.

The recommended dose of Intrarosa for the treatment of pain during sexual intercourse in women after menopause is 6.5 mg of prasterone.

Intrarosa Overdose

If you take too much Intrarosa, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

Other Requirements

  • Store Intrarosa vaginal inserts between 41°F to 86°F (5°C to 30°C).
  • Intrarosa vaginal inserts can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
  • Keep Intrarosa vaginal inserts and all medicines out of the reach of children.