|| Conjugated Oestrogens
What is Premarin?
Premarin is a synthetic version of the naturally occurring form of the female sex hormone, oestrogen. It is used as a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by women going through or have passed menopause. The medication can be used to treat symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, burning and irritation. Some women may also use it in the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis and certain types of cancer.
How is Premarin used?
Premarin should be taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. To prevent an upset stomach, the medication should be taken with or just after food along with a glass of water. It is usually given in a rotating schedule, such as 3 weeks on followed by 1 week off. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage, start date and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy.
Patientís using Premarin may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Breast tenderness or pain
- Hair loss
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Unusual or rapid weight change or appetite
- Vaginal itching or discharge
- Decreased sex drive
- Mental or mood changes
- Breast lumps
- Dark urine
- Vision problems
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.