Premarin is used to treat common symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness and irritation. The medication is also used to treat and prevent osteoporosis among women. Premarin is useful in treating cancer among both men and women.
How It Works
The drug consists of conjugated estrogens. Estrogen is a female hormone that is essential for many processes. During menopause, the production of estrogen is reduced to a dramatic extent. This reduction can result in a number of complications such as vaginal dryness. Premarin works by increasing the level of estrogen in the body and thereby reduces the severity of such symptoms.
The drug is mainly used to treat various symptoms of menopause. This includes conditions such as vaginal burning, hot flashes and irritation. Premarin is useful in eliminating the occurrence of osteoporosis among postmenopausal women. It is used to treat many conditions that are caused as a result of estrogen insufficiency. Premarin is also used, along with a combination of other medications, to treat cancer.
Although this medication can be consumed with or without food, it is best to take it with food or at least right after a meal. This way, you will be able to prevent a possible stomach upset. The tablet must not be crushed or chewed since a fully exposed drug can increase the risk of side effects. Do not determine your own dosage. You must follow the prescription provided by the physician at all times. If you are making any alternations, inform your healthcare provider beforehand.
This drug must be consumed regularly in order to experience its best benefits. Taking the medication at the same time every day can prevent you from accidently skipping your dose. Do not take more Premarin than the prescribed dose. This can increase the possibility of getting affected by the side effects.
You may experience the following side effects of Premarin during the course of the treatment.
Lump in the breast
Abnormal vaginal bleeding
Problems with memory
If you experience any of the above, you need to contact your physician as soon as possible.
Adhering to the following safety information will enable you to reduce the risk of side effects to a great extent.
Do not smoke during the treatment period. This can increase the risk of developing blood clots.
You must self-examine your breasts every month to identify any developments of lumps.
Do not stop the consumption of Premarin abruptly. This can result in painful withdrawal symptoms.
Ensure that you are not allergic to ingredients used to create this drug.
Inform your pharmacist about your current medications. This includes prescription drugs, herbal supplements and non-prescription drugs.
Premarin must not be used during the period of pregnancy since it is highly harmful for the fetus. Thus, do not get pregnant during the treatment period. If you do, inform your physician immediately.
Using this medication on the long term can increase the risk of breast cancer. Therefore, do not take this medication for longer than necessary.