How it Works
Common Side effects
Change in body weight,
This medication is taken only by women. It contains conjugated estrogen, which means estrogen that is obtained from the natural sources. It balances the estrogen hormone in the body which are required for several processes in the female body.
Premarin is used in the treatment of several symptoms arising out of menopause. It can be used to treat vaginal dryness, burning and irritation of vagina, and hot flashes. It can also be used to prevent osteoporosis in women after menopause. This medicine can be used as a replacement of estrogen in women with ovarian failure or if there is a lack of natural estrogen in the body.
Dosage and administration
This medicine must be taken orally with or without food. Usually, a tablet of 0.625 mg strength is recommended to be taken once every day. In some conditions, the medicine is given in cycles, i.e. continue the medicine for 3 weeks and then stop for 1 week, then repeat this cycle. Take this drug exactly as prescribed by a doctor. Do not take more or less quantities of this tablet than recommended. In case you miss a dose, do not try to combine 2 doses at a time. Skip the missed dose and continue with the normal schedule.
Inform the doctor about the patient’s medical history, such as heart attack, stroke, blood clot, asthma, liver or kidney diseases, lupus, gallbladder diseases, any form of cancer such as breast uterine etc. prior to the intake of this medicine.
Consult a doctor immediately if there is vaginal bleeding after taking this drug.
As this drug causes dizziness, therefore the patient should avoid work which requires alertness such as driving or using machines.
Do not smoke or consume alcohol while on medication as they may result in reduced effectiveness.
Do not take this medicine during pregnancy or if you are a breastfeeding mother. However, if it is extremely important to have this medicine, then consult a doctor prior to intake.
Chills and fever
Burning and itching sensations
Gas in stomach and intestines
General discomfort and illness
Pain in the joints
Loss of appetite
Pain during sexual intercourse
Runny nose and sore throat
Unusual tiredness and weakness
Vaginal discharge with mild odour