Premarin (Conjugated Estrogens)
What is Premarin (Conjugated Estrogens) used for?
Premarin (Conjugated Estrogens) contains a combination of estrogens (female sex hormones) and is prescribed for reducing the occurrence of symptoms associated with menopause such as hot flashes, mood changes, or vaginal dryness. The medication operates by boosting lowered levels of estrogen in the body to prevent these symptoms from occurring. Your physician may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Premarin (Conjugated Estrogens)?
Premarin (Conjugated Estrogens) is typically taken once each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will be determined by your physician based on your weight, age, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. They may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Never change the form of the medication by splitting or crushing it as this may destroy or alter the effects of its contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Premarin (Conjugated Estrogens)?
Side effects that may occur while using Premarin (Conjugated Estrogens) include:
Side effects that may occur while using this medication include depression, migraines, fatigue, edema, severe vomiting, anxiety, gallstones, blood clots, or hypertension. Stop using the medication and contact your physician to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent more health problems from appearing.
Premarin (Conjugated Estrogens) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have known or suspected breast cancer, endometrial cancer, porphyrias, a recent heart attack or stroke, blood clots, endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial cancer, angina, liver disease, or reduced liver function. You are also suggested to disclose if you have a family history of breast cancer, family history of blood clots, severe obesity, history of uterine fibroids, history of benign breast lumps, history of endometriosis, heart failure, history of diabetes, history of gallstones, history of epilepsy, history of asthma, history of migraines, systemic lupus, family history of miscarriage, history of endometrial hyperplasia, high cholesterol, hypertension, or reduced liver or kidney function. These conditions may lead to unexpected problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Premarin (Conjugated Estrogen). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.