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Ogen Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Estropipate belongs to the class of medications known as estrogen replacement therapy. It is a female hormone that is produced by the ovaries. Once menopause is reached, then ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone, and symptoms of menopause may also be occur. So this drug is an estrogen replacement hormone used for the management of menopausal symptoms such as abnormal uterine bleeding, hot flashes, sweating, and chills.

Ogen Dosage

  • The usual dosage of this drug is 21 to 25 days of the month followed by 5 to 7 days of rest.

Uses of Ogen

  • Estropipate vaginal cream is used to treat vaginal soreness, dryness, and irritation that may occur during menopause.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Ogen

Before taken Ogen medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Ogen. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Bloating
  • Breast enlargement
  • Change in amount of cervical secretion
  • Depression
  • Enlargement of benign tumors

Warnings and precautions before taking Ogen:

  • Estrogens should not be used during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, then you should be notify your doctor immediately.
  • If you will used this drug after menopause, then it may cause to develop gallbladder disease.
  • Ogen also increases the risk of blood clots. Blood clots may also cause stroke, heart attack, or other serious disorders.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Ogen with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Ogen with the following:

  • Barbiturates such as phenobarbital
  • Epilepsy drugs such as Tegretol, Dilantin, others
  • Insulin
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Rifampin

After taken Ogen if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Ogen overdose include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Withdrawal bleeding

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