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What is Premarin prescribed for?
This medication provides hormone replacement therapy. During menopause, woman's ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her period stops. Patients often buy Premarin is used to treat menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal changes, and to prevent osteoporosis (bone loss). The prescribed Premarin dosage can make up for the lower amount of estrogen. Patients also buy Premarin to replace estrogen when they have ovarian failure or other conditions that cause a lack of natural estrogen in the body.
How does Premarin work?
Premarin tablets contain a Conjugated estrogens dosage that works by supplying estrogens that the body may not produce in adequate quantities on its own. After oral consumption, the Conjugated Estrogens dosage is released gradually over the course of several hours. These estrogens help maintain healthy function of the endocrine system, offer relief from menopausal symptoms, and strengthen the bones, which aids in the protection against osteoporosis.
We currently do not offer a Premarin generic.
Before taking your prescribed Premarin dosage, read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take the conjugated estrogens dosage orally as instructed by your doctor. This medication can be taken with or without food. Make sure you take Premarin at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system. Premarin should taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. Do not change or increase your dose.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Premarin. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to vaginal bleeding, certain cancers, blood clots, stroke, heart disease, swelling disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, lupus, under active thyroid, mineral imbalance, hormone problems, uterus problems, gallbladder disease, asthma, seizures, migraine headaches, blood disorders, and mental/mood disorders. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Premarin.
Smoking tobacco can increase the risk of stroke, blood clots, high blood pressure, and heart attack in woman over 35 who take Premarin.
Before taking your Premarin dosage, speak with your doctor if you are bed ridden or have recently had surgery. Being sedentary for extended periods can increase the risk of blood clots.
The Premarin dosage you take may make you develop problems wearing your contact lenses. Speak with your eye doctor if vision problems occur during your treatment with Premarin.
Premarin side effects can cause dark patches on your skin (melasma), and direct sunlight and exasperate this effect. Limit sun exposure, tanning booths, and heat lamps. Wear protective clothing in the sun and wear sunscreen on unprotected areas to avoid discolorations n your skin.
Premarin side effects include:
Stomach upset or cramps, nausea, vomiting, bloating, breast tenderness or swelling, headache, weight or appetite changes, freckles or darkening of facial skin, increased hair growth, loss of scalp hair, problems with contact lenses, vaginal itching or discharge, changes in your menstrual periods, decreased sex drive, nervousness, dizziness, or tired feeling.
Some serious Premarin side effects are:
mental/mood changes (such as depression, memory loss), breast lumps, unusual vaginal bleeding (such as spotting, breakthrough bleeding, prolonged or recurrent bleeding), increased or new vaginal irritation/itching/odor/discharge, severe stomach or abdominal pain, persistent nausea or vomiting, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, swelling hands/ankles/feet, or increased thirst or urination.
If any side effects of Conjugated Estrogens become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing the side effects. For any serious side effects speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options. Being sedentary can increase the risk of blood clots.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take?
A: The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: You should not use this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as it could effect the child.
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