Avion Pharmaceuticals recognizes Menopause Awareness Month by announcing the addition of Divigel® (estradiol gel) 0.1% to their product portfolio
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Avion Pharmaceuticals LLC, a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced the addition of Divigel® (estradiol gel) 0.1%–the #1 prescribed transdermal estrogen gel*–to the company's growing women's health portfolio.
"The addition of a well-established, trusted treatment for the symptoms of menopause complements our existing portfolio of prenatal care and oral contraceptive options and gives Avion the ability to provide women with treatment options through all stages of their lives," said Michael Sullivan, president of Avion.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, 1.3 million women enter menopause each year in the United States, typically around age 51, and approximately 75% will experience vasomotor symptoms or "hot flashes" that can be unpredictable and disruptive to their lives.
Divigel is available in five strengths, including the lowest FDA-approved dose of transdermal estradiol gel or spray-0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 0.75 mg, 1.0 mg, and 1.25 mg estradiol-allowing healthcare providers the ability to tailor treatment for their individual patient's needs. The product is supplied in a discreet gel pack and is applied once daily to a small area of the upper thigh.
As a part of their observance of Menopause Awareness Month, Avion will present a product theater on Friday, Sept. 24, during the North American Menopause Society Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The product theater highlights the importance of meaningful conversations where healthcare providers and today's women, who expect to continue leading active and fulfilling lives through menopause and beyond, decide together if hormone therapy may be right for each woman's individual treatment goals.
Brooke Faught, the clinical director of the Women's Institute for Sexual Health in Nashville, Tenn., who will lead the product theater, emphasized, "Engaging with patients to understand how the often-disruptive symptoms of menopause are impacting their busy lives and then partnering with them to find effective treatment options is essential for today's generation of women."
"We remain deeply committed to being a leader in the field of women's health and will continue to add products to our portfolio that can make a meaningful difference to healthcare providers and patients alike," added Art Deas, CEO of Avion.
*Estimate derived from sales data (through July 2021) licensed from IQVIA information service NPA™.
INDICATION & IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNING: ENDOMETRIAL CANCER, CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS, PROBABLE DEMENTIA and BREAST CANCER
Estrogen Plus Progestin Therapy
Prescribe estrogens with or without progestins at the lowest effective doses and for the shortest duration consistent with treatment goals and risks for the individual woman.
You may report suspected adverse reactions to Vertical Pharmaceuticals, LLC at 1-877-482-3788 or to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Please see additional Important Safety Information and Full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning and Patient Counseling Information, available at www.divigel.com/hcp. For more information, call 1-866-600-4799 or visit www.divigel.com.
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