Yes, IMVEXXY is a softgel vaginal insert that contains an estrogen hormone. It is a bio-identical estrogen product, which means that IMVEXXY is similar to the estrogen your body produces naturally.* The estrogen hormone in IMVEXXY is absorbed in the tissues in and around the vagina. In this way, IMVEXXY is used to treat moderate to severe pain associated with sexual activity, a symptom of changes in and around your vagina, due to menopause.
IMVEXXY is not for everyone as there are risks associated with hormone replacement therapy. See “What is the most important information I should know about IMVEXXY?” below. Professional medical guidelines state that low-dose vaginal estrogen therapies, such as IMVEXXY, are effective treatments for vaginal symptoms due to menopause.
*IMVEXXY is bio-identical estradiol that is structurally identical to the estrogen produced in the body. The relevence of risks associated with the use of synthetic hormones compared to bio-identical hormones is not known but cannot be excluded.
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Do not start using IMVEXXY if you:
Before you use IMVEXXY, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. IMVEXXY may affect the way other medicines work and other medicines may affect how IMVEXXY works.
IMVEXXY is used after menopause to treat moderate to severe painful intercourse, a symptom of changes in and around your vagina, due to menopause.
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For detailed instructions, see the step-by-step Instructions for Use for IMVEXXY.
STEP 1: HOLD
Push one IMVEXXY insert through the foil of the blister pack and hold the IMVEXXY insert with the larger end between your fingers. Remember to wash and dry your hands before handling IMVEXXY.
STEP 2: INSERT
You can insert IMVEXXY lying down or standing. Select the position that is most comfortable for you, and then with the smaller end facing up, use your finger to place the insert about two inches into your vagina.
STEP 3: RETURN
RIGHT AFTER USE
Once IMVEXXY is inserted, there’s no downtime.
IMVEXXY IS EASY
For a visual guide and detailed instructions about placing IMVEXXY in your vagina, see the Instructions for Use.
See “What is the most important information I should know about IMVEXXY (an estrogen hormone)?” above.
Side effects are grouped by how serious they are and how often they happen when you are treated. Serious, but less common side effects could include:
Call your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following warning signs or any other unusual symptoms that concern you:
The most common side effects of IMVEXXY include:
These are not all of the possible side effects of IMVEXXY. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
You may also report side effects to TherapeuticsMD at 1-888-228-0150.
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ACTIVE INGREDIENT: IMVEXXY (estradiol vaginal inserts) are small, light pink, tear-shaped inserts that contain estradiol.
INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Each insert also contains medium chain triglycerides, polyethylene glycol stearates, ethylene glycol palmitostearate, gelatin, hydrolyzed gelatin, sorbitol-sorbitan solution, water, glycerin, FD&C Red #40, ethanol, ethyl acetate, propylene glycol, titanium dioxide, polyvinyl acetate phthalate, isopropyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol, ammonium hydroxide, and lecithin. IMVEXXY is supplied in blister cartons of 18 or 8 vaginal inserts.
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