Frequently Asked QuestionsINTRAROSA frequently asked questions FAQ

Do you have questions about INTRAROSA? Check below for helpful answers.

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Q: What is INTRAROSA made from?

A: INTRAROSA is made from prasterone, a synthetic form of a substance your body produces naturally called DHEA. DHEA is important because after menopause it becomes your body’s primary source of sex hormones, but as you age, DHEA decreases.

Like DHEA, INTRAROSA is inactive until your body converts it into sex hormones, specifically androgens and estrogens, which remain within normal postmenopausal ranges.1 The precise way INTRAROSA works is not known. Get more information about INTRAROSA.

Q: Isn’t androgen a male hormone?

A: Although you may think of androgen as the male sex hormone, women's bodies naturally produce androgen as well. Get more information about INTRAROSA.

Q: How is INTRAROSA different from lubricants?

A: Lubricants can temporarily relieve vaginal dryness and pain with intercourse, but INTRAROSA treats the underlying causes of painful sex due to menopause by improving the condition of the affected vaginal tissue.* Learn more about the INTRAROSA difference.

*Increased percentage of superficial cells, decreased percentage of parabasal cells, and reduced vaginal pH.

Q: How long does it take for INTRAROSA to start working?

A: Clinical studies show, if used as directed, treatment with INTRAROSA can provide relief in 12 weeks. Learn more about INTRAROSA.

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Q: How do I use INTRAROSA?

A: INTRAROSA is an insert you place in your vagina with an applicator that comes with your prescription. Here are some important things to know before you use INTRAROSA:

  • Each applicator is for one-time use only
  • Use 1 INTRAROSA vaginal insert, one time each day at bedtime
  • Empty your bladder and wash your hands before handling the vaginal insert and applicator
  • Tear off 1 vaginal insert along the perforations from the strip of 7 vaginal inserts

Find detailed instruction for using INTRAROSA here.

Q: What if the insert falls out of the applicator?

A: If a vaginal insert falls onto an unsanitary surface, replace it with a new one. When in doubt, it is safest to replace the insert with a new one. If you have questions, please call 1-877-411-2510. See instructions for using INTRAROSA.

Q: How should INTRAROSA be stored?

A: INTRAROSA should be stored at 41°F to 86°F (5°C to 30°C). It can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator. To avoid higher temperatures that could cause INTRAROSA to melt, don't store INTRAROSA in areas like a hot car, a sunny window sill, or directly near a heater. Get more information about using INTRAROSA.

Q: How long will I be on INTRAROSA?

A: INTRAROSA has demonstrated pain relief in 12 weeks when used once daily at bedtime as prescribed. Since painful sex due to menopause is a progressive condition, meaning it usually gets worse over time, you may find ongoing treatment is helpful. INTRAROSA has no limits on duration of use. A 52-week clinical trial found a decrease in pain during sex in 12 weeks and continued improvement of symptoms over 1 year with consistent daily use at bedtime. Discuss with your healthcare provider how long you should stay on INTRAROSA. See what makes INTRAROSA different.

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Q: Is there anything I should tell my healthcare provider before starting INTRAROSA?

A: Before using INTRAROSA vaginal inserts, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have, have had, or think you may have breast cancer
    INTRAROSA has not been studied in women with a history of breast cancer. Prasterone, an ingredient in INTRAROSA vaginal inserts, is changed in your body to estrogen. Estrogen medicines are not for use in women who have, have had, or think they have breast cancer.

  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
    INTRAROSA is only for use in women who are past menopause. It is not known if INTRAROSA vaginal inserts will harm your unborn baby.

  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
    INTRAROSA vaginal inserts are only for use in women who are past menopause. It is not known if INTRAROSA passes into your breast milk.

INTRAROSA should not be used if you:
Have vaginal bleeding that has not been checked by your healthcare provider.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medications you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Get more information about INTRAROSA.

Q: What are the side effects of INTRAROSA?

A: The most common side effects are vaginal discharge and changes in Pap smear. Learn more about the clinical study results of INTRAROSA.

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Q: Is INTRAROSA covered by insurance?

A: Most insurance plans cover INTRAROSA. Please check with your insurance plan for specific details.

Q: Does INTRAROSA have a copay program?

A: Yes. Most eligible patients will pay as little as $35 copay for each 28-day supply of INTRAROSA. This offer is valid for up to 12 uses for commercially insured patients with a valid prescription for INTRAROSA. A valid prescriber ID# is required on the prescription. Maximum saving limits apply. Patient out-of-pocket expense may vary. See full Terms and Conditions. If you have questions about the copay program, call us at 1-844-492-9898.

Q: I received INTRAROSA through a mail order pharmacy that wouldn’t accept the copay card. Can I be reimbursed?

A: Yes, you may be eligible for reimbursement. Call 1-844-492-9898 for more information.

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