estrogens conjugated synthetic, Cenestin (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Cenestin is used for the relief of moderate to severe hot flashes and vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to estrogen deficiency resulting from menopause.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of conjugated estrogens are:

Other important side effects are:

  • 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 contact lenses.

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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/2/2015

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