Posted from: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 03:54 PM - Present

First Prescription Prasterone Approved

November 17, 2016 – The US FDA announced that it approved Intrarosa™ (prasterone) vaginal inserts to treat vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), manufactured by EndoCeutics. VVA is a condition that makes having sex painful and difficult for many women after menopause due to alkalinity, dryness, irritation and thinning of the female lower reproductive tract. Also widely known as DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), prasterone is a natural steroid hormone produced mainly by the adrenal glands and then converted into estrogens and androgens. Biological prasterone production gradually decreases, beginning at about 30 years of age, resulting in declining levels of the sex hormones. At menopause, estrogen levels drop further. Usually marketed as DHEA, oral forms of prasterone are sold over the counter as nutritional supplements, but no evidence supports their effectiveness for any medical condition. Intrarose is the first prescription prasterone to be FDA approved. It will be available as 6.5mg vaginal inserts that are used once a day.


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