Premarin is a female hormone that helps reduce or who do not produce the proper amounts of menopausal symptoms. Learn more about Premarin and Premarin Side Effects.
Menopausal symptoms include night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal symptoms and can help prevent bone loss.
Premarin can also be used as part of a cancer treatment for men and women.
The chemical name for Premarin is Conjugated Estrogen, pronounced “ESS-troe-genz.”
It is made up of a mixture of estrogens obtained from natural sources and it should not be used to prevent dementia or heart disease as it can increase your risk.
Make sure you follow instructions from your doctor and read the instructions on the prescription label. It is usually taken on a daily basis in different cycles, depending on your condition. It is recommended to take the medicine on a regular basis to increase the effectiveness of Premarin.
It is recommended to self-examine your breasts for lumps on a monthly basis and has a regular doctor check ups/blood and thyroid tested.
Each woman may experience different types of menopausal symptoms (mild to severe) and consult your doctor if Permian is right for you. Discuss the following with your doctor before you take Premarin
- previous treatment history with Premarin
- gallbladder disease
- systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
- calcium in your blood
- high cholesterol or triglycerides
- low thyroid
- epilepsy or other seizure disorder
- kidney problems
- menopausal symptoms you are experiencing (topical medicine may be a better choice)
- plans for pregnancy or breastfeeding
- if you have had a hysterectomy
- allergies to any medications
- family medical history (heart attacks, breast cancer, osteoporosis, strokes, or blood clots)
Premarin Side Effects
Here is a list of the most common Premarin side effects
- weight gain
- tightness in chest, difficulty breathing or swallowing
- swelling of eyelids face lips, hands or feet
- joint pain, stiffness or swelling
- hives, skin irritation or rash
- rapid heartbeat
- breast pain or increased breast size
If you have one of these serious side effects, see a doctor immediately
- yellowing of the skins or eyes
- weakness or numbness of an arm or leg
- unusual vaginal odor/discharge/itching
- swelling of feet or hands
- pain or tenderness in the upper abdomen or calves
- one-sided weakness
- mental/mood changes
- confusion, dizziness, or fainting
- changes in vision or speech
- breast lumps
- abnormal bleeding from the vagina
- server allergic reactions
Premarin may increase the chances of developing endometrial hyperplasia ( a condition that may lead to cancer of the uterus). If you have not have had a hysterectomy, a doctor may prescribe progestin medicine alongside Premarin.