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.
Effects of estrogen on the skin include rash, and
melasma (tan or brown patches) that may develop on the forehead, cheeks, or
temples and may persist even after estrogens are stopped.
In the eyes,
conjugated estrogens may cause an increase in the curvature of the cornea, and,
as a result, patients with contact lenses may develop intolerance to their
Estrogens may increase calcium levels in the blood (hypercalcemia) in
patients with breast and bone cancer.
Some patients may experience increased
blood pressure and triglyceride levels.
There is an increased risk of cholesterol gallstones among men and women taking estrogens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/29/2015
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