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Premarin Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Premarin is an estrogen replacement drug. It is used to reduce moderate to severe symptoms of menopause,such as feelings of warmth in the face, neck, and the sudden intense episodes of heat and sweating known as "hot flashes."

Premarin Dosage

  • If you are using Premarin tablets, then the usual starting dosage is 0.3 milligrams daily.

Uses of Premarin

  • Premarin tablets is used for teenagers who fail to mature at the usual rate, and to treats the symptoms of certain types of cancer, such as some forms of breast and prostate cancer.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Premarin

Before taken Premarin 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 Premarin. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal/stomach cramps
  • Bloating
  • Enlargement of benign tumors of the uterus
  • Fluid retention
  • Hair loss
  • Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting
  • Liver problems
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Vaginal yeast infections

Warnings and precautions before taking Premarin:

  • If you've ever had endometriosis, then you should tell your doctor. If you've had a hysterectomy, then your doctor may want you to use an estrogen combination.
  • Prolonged use of this medication may increased risk of breast cancer, and a study by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has confirmed an increased risk among women taking estrogen/progesterone combinations.
  • You should be used combination products with special caution if you have a family history of breast cancer or have ever had an abnormal mammogram.
  • If you are taking Premarin, then it may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and certain estrogen-dependent cancers, so you should contact your doctor if you notice any of the following conditions such as Abdominal pain, tenderness, or swelling, Breast lumps, Coughing up blood, Pain in your chest or calves, Severe headache, dizziness, or faintness, Sudden shortness of breath, Vision changes.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Premarin 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 Premarin with the following:

  • Barbiturates such as phenobarbital
  • Carbamazepine
  • Drugs used for epilepsy, such as Dilantin
  • Erythromycin
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Major tranquilizers such as Thorazine
  • Oral diabetes drugs such as Micronase
  • Ritonavi

After taken Premarin 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 Premarin overdose include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Withdrawal bleeding

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