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Prasterone - Intravaginal - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 

Why do I need this medicine?

Prasterone is used to treat difficult or painful sexual intercourse associated with menopause.

How do I use this medicine?

Use Prasterone exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instruction on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.

This medicine is available as vaginal pessary.

How to use Prasterone vaginal pessary:
  1. Empty your bladder and wash your hands before inserting the pessary.
  2. Sit or lie down with both knees bent and legs apart.
  3. Gently insert the pessary into the vagina and push it backwards.
  4. If you are using the applicator, press the plunger to release the pessary then remove the applicator from your vagina.
  5. Wash your hands after inserting the pessary.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Insert the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to use your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding as Prasterone may not be suitable for you.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have breast cancer or history of breast cancer.

This medicine is only indicated for women who have undergone menopause.

What side effects could I experience?

Prasterone may cause vaginal discharge.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Prasterone - Intravaginal and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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