Menopause Home > Treating Osteoporosis With Mimvey and Off-Label/Pediatric Indications
Using Mimvey for OsteoporosisBecause estrogen helps keep the bones strong, the decrease in estrogen during menopause causes a significant weakening of the bones, often resulting in osteoporosis. By providing estrogen, Mimvey can help prevent these menopause-related bone changes.
However, the drug is not risk-free and should only be used in women who cannot use other, nonhormonal medications for osteoporosis prevention and who are at significant risk for osteoporosis.
Is Mimvey Used for Off-Label Reasons?On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At one point, hormone replacement therapy (such as Mimvey) was used off-label for preventing heart disease and dementia (such as Alzheimer's disease), but these are no longer considered legitimate off-label uses.
Sometimes hormones are used to promote youthfulness. Again, this is not generally accepted as a legitimate off-label use for Mimvey.