|| Conjugated Estrogen
What is Premarin?
Premarin is a hormone replacement therapy used by women who do not produce enough estrogen naturally. The tablets contain conjugated estrogen, a mixture of estrogens obtained from natural sources. The medication can be used in the treatment of menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal burning, irritation or dryness. Some women may also use it as part of cancer treatment or to prevent osteoporosis (bone loss) after passing menopause.
How is Premarin used?
Premarin should be taken orally as directed by a doctor, usually once per day. To prevent an upset stomach, the tablets should be taken with or just after a meal. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy. The doctor may tell you to do self examinations or schedule regular physical exams for breast lumps while using the medication.
Premarin may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Breast tenderness or pain
- Stomach cramps
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Blood clots
- Unusual vaginal bleeding
- Swelling of ankles or feet
- Mental or mood changes
- Breast lump
- Vaginal itching or discharge
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.