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Generic Name: prasterone (dehydroepiandrosterone, DHEA) vaginal (PRAY ster one (DEE hye droe EP ee an DROS ter one))
Brand Names: Intrarosa
Intrarosa (prasterone) is used to treat postmenopausal women experiencing pain during sex (dyspareunia). Includes Intrarosa side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Intrarosa (prasterone) is a manmade form of a hormone called dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). DHEA is normally produced by your adrenal glands. DHEA is inactive by itself, but in the body DHEA can be converted into active sex hormones including estrogen and testosterone. Intrarosa vaginal inserts are a prescription medicine used in women to treat painful sexual intercourse that is related related to vaginal changes (vulvar and vaginal atrophy) caused by menopause. Intrarosa may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Learn more

Intrarosa Side Effects

Intrarosa Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about dehydroepiandrosterone. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Intrarosa.

Applies to dehydroepiandrosterone: vaginal suppository

Along with its needed effects, dehydroepiandrosterone (the active ingredient contained in Intrarosa) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Some side effects of dehydroepiandrosterone may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common or rare

  • White or brownish vaginal discharge

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

Related questions

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Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

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