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Mimvey is a prescription drug used for treating various menopausal symptoms. It is also approved for preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Mimvey comes in the form of a tablet and is taken once a day, every day. While most women tolerate the medication well, potential side effects can include headaches, breast pain, and vaginal bleeding.

What Is Mimvey?

Mimvey™ (estradiol/norethindrone) is a prescription medication that contains an estrogen hormone and a progestin hormone. It is approved for the following uses:
  • Treating itching, burning, or dryness in or around the vagina due to menopause
  • Treating hot flashes due to menopause
  • Preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
For all uses, Mimvey is approved only for women who still have a uterus (who have not had a hysterectomy).
(Click What Is Mimvey Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Mimvey Versus Activella

Mimvey is actually a generic version of Activella®. In most situations, your pharmacist may switch you from Activella to Mimvey without a new prescription from your healthcare provider. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers Mimvey equivalent to Activella (see Generic Activella for more information).

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, Mimvey can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects seen with Mimvey include but are not limited to:
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Breast pain
  • Headaches
  • Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold)
  • Accidental injury.
(Click Side Effects of Mimvey to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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