Prasterone


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Dyspareunia.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : Vaginal As pessary: Insert 6.5 mg once daily at bedtime.
Dosage Details
Vaginal
Dyspareunia
Adult: As pessary: Insert 6.5 mg once daily at bedtime.
Contraindications
Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding, history of known or suspected breast cancer.
Special Precautions
Patient with known thromboembolic states, undergone hysterectomy.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Vaginal discharge.
Investigations: Weight fluctuation.
Reproductive system and breast disorders: Abnormal Pap smear, cervical/uterine polyps, breast mass.
MonitoringParameters
Perform breast and pelvic exam. Monitor for excessive bleeding or vaginal discharge.
Action
Description: Prasterone is an inactive endogenous steroid. The exact mechanism of action is not fully established, however, it exhibits both androgenic and oestrogenic activity.
Synonym: dehydroepiandrosterone.
Pharmacokinetics:
Metabolism: Metabolised via dehydrogenase, reductase, and aromatase to 2 active metabolites (estradiol and testosterone).
Chemical Structure

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Storage
Store between 5-30°C. Follow applicable procedures for receiving, handling, administration, and disposal.
ATC Classification
A14AA07 - prasterone ; Belongs to the class of androstan derivative anabolic steroids used as systemic anabolic agents.
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