Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen)
What is Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen) used for?
Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen) is a vaginal cream prescribed to women to reduce symptoms associated with menopause. The medication contains estrogen, a naturally occurring hormone in the body, which raises reduced levels to alleviate symptoms such as mood changes, hot flashes, or vaginal dryness. Your physician may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen)?
Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen) should be used strictly according to the directions of your physician and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical regimen is one daily application for a period of three weeks followed by a one week cessation of use, but your individual instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be applied directly into the vagina using the applicator included with the packaging. Thoroughly wash your hands as well as the applicator after each use to prevent the medicine from contacting areas not being treated or to stop contamination.
What are the side effects of Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen)?
Side effects associated with the use of Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen) include:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are severe headaches, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, confusion, faintness, swelling in the extremities, a lump in the breast, or jaundice. Always inform your physician about any worrying symptoms you encounter to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of breast cancer, clotting problems, angina, endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial cancer, recent heart attack, recent stroke, liver disease, porphyrias, or suspected or known breast cancer. Also discuss with your doctor if you have any conditions that may cause complications with treatment including ear disorders, obesity, varicose veins, smoking, history of diabetes, gallstones, epilepsy, asthma, migraines, a recent miscarriage, endometriosis, benign lumps in the breast, history of breast cancer, history of blood clotting, or decreased liver or kidney function. These may require reduced doses or other changes to treatment to prevent these health problems from occurring.
Strictly use this medication as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.