Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is designed to tell you about Ascend Therapeutics US, LLC (ASCEND)’s practices regarding collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide via this site. Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Policy before using or submitting information to this site. This site is intended for use by residents of the United States.

By using this site, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, you are not permitted to access or use this site. Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

ASCEND is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our web sites. Visitors can access some areas of the site without disclosing any personal information. ASCEND will only collect the information necessary to perform our functions in a fair, lawful and non-intrusive manner, and only collect personally identifiable information when you provide it to us (such as name, email address, phone number). ASCEND may refer to this information in order to better understand your needs, to customize the web site to your preferences, to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), for our marketing and research purposes, and to help us improve our products and services. ASCEND will not disclose, sell, rent, or exchange such personally identifiable information to any other organization or entity unless the user is first notified and expressly agrees to it or as otherwise required by law.

Cookies and Other Technologies

This website uses cookies to make it easy to use. Cookies provide the user with access to functions like login. This occurs by way of interaction between you, as the visitor, and this website. A cookie is a small text file sent from our server to your web browser. There are two kinds of cookies. Session cookies are sent between your computer and the server during the time that you are visiting our website so that the website functions properly during your visit and so that information does not disappear. Session cookies are not stored on your computer; they disappear when you close your web browser.

Permanent cookies are saved as a text file on your computer and enable the site to recognize your computer’s IP address (the computer’s identification number) the next time you log in. This allows you to receive relevant information from us each time you visit our website. The goal of the cookies used by this website, no matter which kind, is to simplify your experience as the user. A cookie never contains a virus and cannot influence or destroy information on your computer.

Web browsers can be set up so that cookies are automatically refused or you are informed if a Web page contains cookies. The procedure for doing so will vary depending on the system you are operating. For example, if you are using Internet Explorer 7.0 to browse the Internet, you may deactivate cookies by selecting ‘Tools,’ then ‘Internet Options;’ choosing the ‘Privacy’ tab; clicking on ‘Advanced;’ checking the ‘Override automatic cookie handling’ box; and choosing ‘Block’ or ‘Prompt’ as appropriate. Further information about cookies can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm.

For information on how to deactivate cookies on your computer, check with the software company that provides your Web browser. We use third-party advertising technology to serve ads when you visit our website and sites upon which we advertise. This technology uses information about your visits to this website and the sites upon which we advertise to serve our ads to you. In the course of serving our advertisements to you, a unique third-party cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser. In addition, we use Web beacons, provided by our third-party ad server, to help manage and optimize our online advertising. These Web beacons enable our ad server, on our behalf or on behalf of our agent, to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits this site and to learn which banner ads bring visitors to our website. Our third-party ad server is performing its functions on our behalf or on behalf of our agent, and we may, directly or indirectly, instruct the ad server to enable other service providers to receive information about our site related to our online advertising.

Children

This web site is not intended or designed for browsing by children. ASCEND will not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from any visitor that we know to be a minor under the age of 13.

California Do Not Track

This website does not track its visitors or any personally identifiable information that may be given by its visitors to provide targeted advertising, and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track signals.

Third Parties

For your convenience, this web site may contain links to other web sites controlled by third parties. This Privacy Policy does not cover those web sites, and ASCEND shall not be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other sites. Information on the privacy policies of those sites can be found on the respective web sites.

Policy Amendments

ASCEND reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. With any significant change in policy, we will post changes on the web site in a timely manner. It should be noted that this Privacy Policy does not create any contractual or other legal right in or on behalf of any party.

ASCEND Therapeutics US, LLC Privacy Policy updated on April 21, 2015.

The information on this web site is not intended in any way to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be interpreted as diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Only a healthcare provider can provide medical advice, diagnosis and recommendations for treatment.  

Important Health Message

EstroGel® 0.06% is approved by the FDA for use after menopause to reduce moderate to severe hot flashes and to treat moderate to severe menopausal changes in and around the vagina. If you use EstroGel only to treat your menopausal changes in and around your vagina, talk with your healthcare provider about whether a topical vaginal product would be better for you.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT EstroGel® (AN ESTROGEN HORMONE)?

  • Using estrogen-alone may increase your chance of getting cancer of the uterus (womb). Report any unusual vaginal bleeding right away while you are using EstroGel.  Vaginal bleeding after menopause may be a warning sign of cancer of the uterus (womb).  Your healthcare provider should check any unusual vaginal bleeding to find out the cause.
  • Do not use estrogen-alone to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, strokes or dementia (decline in brain function).
  • Using estrogen-alone may increase your chances of getting strokes and blood clots.
  • Using estrogen-alone may increase your chance of getting dementia, based on a study of women 65 years of age or older.
  • Do not use estrogens with progestins to prevent heart disease, heart attack, strokes or dementia.
  • Using estrogens with progestins may increase your chances of getting heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, or blood clots.
  • Using estrogens with progestins may increase your chance of getting dementia, based on a study of women 65 years of age or older.
  • You and your healthcare provider should talk regularly about whether you still need treatment with EstroGel.

Do not start using EstroGel if you have unusual vaginal bleeding, currently have or have had certain cancers, had a stroke or heart attack, currently have or have had blood clots, currently have or have had liver problems, have been diagnosed with a bleeding disorder, are allergic to EstroGel or any of its ingredients, or think you may be pregnant.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any unusual vaginal bleeding, have any other medical conditions, are going to have surgery or will be on bed rest, are breastfeeding, and about all the medicines you take.

Serious but less common side effects include heart attack, stroke, blood clots, dementia, breast cancer, cancer of the lining of the uterus (womb), cancer of the ovary, high blood pressure, high blood glucose, gallbladder disease, liver problems, changes in your thyroid hormone levels, and enlargement of benign tumors (“fibroids”).

Common side effects of estrogens include headache, breast pain, stomach or abdominal cramps, bloating, nausea and vomiting, hair loss, fluid retention, and vaginal yeast infection.

If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.