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What is Angeliq prescribed for?
Angeliq is a hormone replacement, and it is used to reduce symptoms of menopause, for women who still have their uterus. It helps to reduce episodes of flushing and sweating of the face and upper body, which is a symptom commonly known as Hot Flashes. It also helps treat dryness, itching, and burning around the vagina.
How does Angeliq work?
Menopause occurs when a woman’s body no longer makes the usual amount of estrogen. Angeliq is a combination of two types of female hormones: Estrogen and Progestin. And it works as a hormone replacement to relieve issues that have been caused by any hormonal changes.
Angeliq Generic name is Drospirenone and Estradiol, tablet must be taken orally, and is usually once a day, unless prescribed otherwise. It is advised to not take any other dosage then what has been prescribed by your doctor. If your dose is not listed here, do not change how you are taking this medication without consulting your doctor first.
Take Angeliq as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions given to you. Do not chew, break, or dissolve a Angeliq tablet. You must swallow it whole.
Also take this medication on the same time each day.
Angeliq may increase the risk of developing a condition that may lead to uterine cancer. Therefore, your doctor may prescribe a progestine to help lower the risk. Do report any usual vaginal bleeding right away.
It is best to avoid smoking while on Angeliq. I tcan greatly increase the risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack, while using this medication.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Angeliq: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
heart attack symptoms - chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating;
signs of a stroke - sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), sudden severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
signs of a blood clot - sudden vision loss, stabbing chest pain, feeling short of breath, coughing up blood, pain or warmth in one or both legs;
sudden vision loss;
swelling, rapid weight gain;
jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
memory problems, confusion, unusual behavior;
unusual vaginal bleeding;
a lump in your breast; or
high blood sugar - increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:-blood vessel disease or blood clots-breast, cervical, endometrial, or uterine cancer-diabetes-endometriosis-fibroids-gallbladder disease-heart disease or recent heart attack-high blood cholesterol-high blood pressure-high level of calcium in the blood-hysterectomy-kidney disease-liver disease-mental depression-migraine headaches-porphyria-stroke-systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-tobacco smoker-vaginal bleeding-an unusual or allergic reaction to estrogens, progestins, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives-pregnant or trying to get pregnant-breast-feeding
How should I use this medicine?
Take this medication by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions of the prescribtion labelTake this medicine at the same time, every day. Do not take your medicine more often then directed.
What if I miss a Dose?
If you do miss a dose, take it as soon as you can, but only take that dose. Do not take double or extra doses
Where should I keep this medicine?
Keep out of reach of children. Sotre in room temperature between 15 to 30 degrees C (59 to 86 defrees F). Throw away any unsued medicine after expiry date.
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