|| Conjugated Estrogen
What is Premarin?
Premarin containing the active ingredient conjugated estrogen is a mixture of estrogens found in natural sources. The tablets are used as a hormone replacement therapy by women who do not produce sufficient amounts of estrogen. The medication can help reduce symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness, burning or irritation. Postmenopausal women may also use it to prevent bone loss (osteoporosis) or as part of cancer treatment.
How is Premarin used?
Premarin is usually taken orally once daily unless otherwise directed by a doctor. Take the tablets with or just after a meal with some water to prevent an upset stomach. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and cycle of treatment as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy. The doctor may request regular physical exams or self examinations for breast lumps while on the medication.
Patients using Premarin may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Stomach cramps
- Breast tenderness or pain
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Vaginal itching or discharge
- Breast lump
- Mental or mood changes
- Swelling of ankles or feet
- Unusual vaginal bleeding
- Blood clots
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Premarin is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.