The information below should not be taken as a substitute for qualified medical advice. Consult your health care provider before taking Premarin.
Premarin is an estrogen supplement used when the female reproductive organs begin producing an abnormal or low amount. This is usually a result of a women experiencing menopause when the body is changing or an illness such as polycystic ovary syndrome. As a result, premarin is usually prescribed in those instances to help the body regulate estrogen levels better. It is also prescribed to aid in preventing osteoporosis (reduction in bone density) in women. In some instances, physicians will administer Premarin to patients, both women and men, who are suffering from breast cancer. Studies have even shown some improvement for men with prostate cancer who were given Premarin.
Children and the elderly should use extreme caution when taking Premarin due to the sensitivity of their organs. Pregnant women are advised not to use this drug as it may result in birth defects and can even cause infertility in the daughters of women taking Premarin.
When taking this drug orally, some nausea is common during initial usage but will usually subside over time, or while taking on a full stomach. Most women taking Premarin will take 0.3-1.25mg per day. The cream should be applied after thoroughly washing the hands, and clothes should not cover the skin until the cream has completely dried.
Spotting between menstrual periods is common for many women taking Premarin. Some common side effects include increased heart rate, swelling of the lower extremities and weight gain. Severe side effects are not common but should be reported if prolonged.
||Tablet taken orally; cream applied intravaginally
||0.3mg, 0.45mg, 0.625mg, 0.9mg and 1.25mg Tablets; 0.625mg/g [42.5g] Cream
||Tablets and cream stored at room temperature
||Pregnancy, undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding, known, suspected or history of breast cancer unless being treated for metastatic disease; recent arterial thromboembolic disease (e.g., stroke, heart attack), liver dysfunction or disease; caution for patients with severe hypocalcemia.
What is CES?
CES is the generic form of Premarin and can be purchased as a cheaper alternative to save money on your medication. The same ingredients are used in the manufacturing of the brand name version of this drug as in CES.
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