Labeling 'Low' Dose Estrogen Alone Products for Symptoms of Vulvar and Vaginal Atrophy (VVA)

Event Information

Meeting Type: Physical
Meeting Website:
Dates: November 10, 2015
Location: Silver Spring, MD , United States
Intended Audience: , , ,
Sponsor: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Purpose: Scientific
Number of CME Credits Offered: None

Topics: Female Reproductive Health and Biology


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public meeting and an opportunity for public comment on the topic of the labeling for lower-dose estrogen products delivered vaginally, intended to treat moderate to severe symptoms of vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) due to menopause. Lower-dose estrogen products means products that contain less than the 0.625 milligrams (mg) of conjugated estrogens used in the Women’s Health Initiative Study, and estradiol products containing 0.0375 mg and below. Lower-dose estrogen products are now approved for the treatment of moderate to severe symptoms of VVA due to menopause, and some in the scientific/medical community have questioned whether the current ‘‘Boxed Warnings’’ section in the labeling is applicable in whole or in part to these lower-dose estrogen products. This meeting, a scientific workshop, will provide an opportunity for FDA to seek input from experts on the Boxed Warnings section, estrogen exposure data, and pharmacokinetic (PK)/pharmacodynamic (PD) relationships relative to labeling lower- dose estrogen-alone products intended to treat moderate to severe symptoms of VVA due to menopause.

Event Contact

Name: Audrey Gassman