estrogens conjugated, Premarin (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Conjugated estrogens are used for treating the symptoms of menopause including hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and vaginal atrophy. If used solely for treating vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy, the cream is preferred. They also are used as therapy when the body does not produce enough estrogen due to female castration (removal of the ovaries), ovarian failure or underdevelopment of hormone-secreting organs (hypogonadism).

Conjugated estrogens also are used for treating advanced prostate cancer in selected men and women with metastatic breast cancer. Although estrogens are approved for preventing osteoporosis, other non-estrogen medications are preferred for this purpose. Intravenous conjugated estrogens are used for treating abnormal uterine bleeding due to hormonal imbalance.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of conjugated estrogens are:

Other side important effects include:

  • vaginal spotting,
  • loss of periods or
  • excessively prolonged periods,
  • breast pain,
  • breast enlargement and
  • an increase or decrease in sexual drive.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/29/2015


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