Premarin
DESCRIPTION

This medicine is a kind of female hormone. It is used by women to decrease the symptoms of menopause.

How it works

This medication works by reducing various symptoms of menopause since it increases the amount of estrogen in the body.

Uses

The medication is mainly used to treat symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness. The drug can also be used after menopause to avoid bone loss. Furthermore, these are sometimes used by both men and women in certain cancer treatments.

Dosage

If you are using this product to treat symptoms that only occur in and around the vagina, then you need to apply the medication directly inside the vagina. This will be more useful than taking the medication by mouth.

When consuming this medicine by mouth, you can tae it with or without food. If you wish to prevent a stomach upset, it is best to take it with food. The dosage and schedule will be determined by a physician according to your medical condition.

If you are using extended-release tablets, you should not crush, bite or chew them. Doing so will release the entire drug in your mouth at once. This will make you more susceptible to the side effects of the medication.

In order to experience the best results of this medication, you need to take this medication on a regular basis. Therefore, do not miss your doses accidently or otherwise. If you do miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. But if it is already time for the next one, skip the missed dose. You must not consume double doses in order to compensate for missed ones.

Furthermore, you must not continue this treatment for longer than necessary or more than recommend. Do not increase the dosage without consulting your healthcare provider.

Side effects

During the course of the treatment, there is a chance for you to experience certain unpleasant health effects such as:

Breast tenderness
Stomach upset
Nausea
Vomiting
Bloating
Headaches
Weight changes

If you do experience these side effects, inform your physician immediately. Do not hesitate since some of them can get worse with time.

Precautions

It is highly important for you to follow the instructions given below in order to make sure that you will remain safe during the treatment period.

Inform your physician if you are allergic to any of the inactive ingredients used in this medication.
If you have a history of heart, liver of kidney diseases, inform your physician beforehand.
Do not smoke or use tobacco as it can increase the risk of blood clots.
This medication can cause dark spots in the skin and this problem can worsen when exposed to sunlight. Therefore, avoid frequent sun exposure and tanning booths.
Before giving this medication to children, discuss the risk and benefits with a physician.

Self-care

This drug should not be used during the period of pregnancy. If you get pregnant or planning to get pregnant during the treatment period, inform your physician beforehand.

This medication does is not just passed via breast milk, but it can also affect the quality of milk production. Therefore, it is best to avoid it during the nursing period.

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