Duavee is back in stock with improved packaging
Learn about the packaging update from
Deirdre Murphy, the Manufacturing Operations Director
Duavee packaging has been updated to include an insert that protects the tablets from oxygen exposure, thus protecting the shelf life of the product.
to learn more!
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION AND INDICATIONS
Do not take progestins, additional estrogens, or additional estrogen agonists/antagonists while taking Duavee® (conjugated estrogens/bazedoxifene).
Using estrogen alone may increase your chance of getting cancer of the uterus. Report any unusual vaginal bleeding right away while taking Duavee. Vaginal bleeding after menopause may be a warning sign of cancer of the uterus. A healthcare provider should check unusual vaginal bleeding to find the cause.
Do not use estrogens to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, or dementia.
Estrogen alone may increase the chance of getting blood clots or strokes.
Using estrogen alone may increase the chance of getting dementia, based on a study of women 65 years of age or older.
The risks listed above are based on a study of an estrogen-alone oral product. Since other products and doses have not been studied in the same way, it is not known how the use of Duavee will affect your chances of getting these conditions.
Estrogens should be used at the lowest dose possible, only for as long as needed. You and your healthcare provider should talk regularly about whether you still need treatment with Duavee.
Do not use Duavee if you: have or had blood clots; are allergic to estrogens or bazedoxifene, the active ingredients of Duavee; have unusual vaginal bleeding; have or had certain cancers (e.g., uterine or breast), liver problems, or bleeding disorders; or are pregnant.
If you take thyroid medication, consult your healthcare provider, as use of estrogens may change the amount needed.
Serious side effects include blood clots, stroke, heart attack, cancer of the lining of the uterus, breast cancer, cancer of the ovary, dementia, gallbladder problems, loss of vision, high blood pressure, increased fats in your blood, liver problems, thyroid problems, fluid retention, low calcium, swelling of your mouth or tongue, worsening of other medical problems such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, migraines, a genetic problem called porphyria, lupus and liver problems.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following warning signs, or any other unusual symptoms that concern you: new breast lumps, unusual vaginal bleeding, changes in vision or speech, sudden new severe headaches, severe pains in your chest or legs with or without shortness of breath, weakness and fatigue.
Less serious, but common side effects include: muscle spasms, nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, abdominal pain, throat pain, dizziness, neck pain.
Duavee is used after menopause for women with a uterus to reduce moderate to severe hot flashes and to help reduce the chances of developing osteoporosis (thin, weak bones).
If you use Duavee only to prevent osteoporosis due to menopause, talk with your healthcare provider about whether a different treatment or medicine without estrogens might be better for you.
Duavee should be taken for the shortest time possible and only for as long as treatment is needed. You and your healthcare provider should talk regularly about whether you still need treatment with Duavee.
Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.
You are encouraged to report adverse events related to Pfizer products by calling 1-800-438-1985 (U.S. only). If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. Visit http://www.fda.gov/MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Doctors may recommend alternative treatment options to their patients.