Generic Name - Conjugated estrogens
Category - Urogenital symptoms suppressant
Generic for Premarin* is indicated for the replacement of estrogens. Estrogen, a hormone produced by the body is needed for normal growth and development of female sex organs and for functions such as bearing children. During menopause, the body's production of estrogen is decreased. Estrogen replacement is used for symptoms associated with menopause including feelings of warmth in the face, neck and chest and the sudden intense episodes of heat and sweating known as hot flashes. Generic for Premarin* is also used in the treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women and breast and prostate cancer in men.
Generic for Premarin* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Premarin* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Premarin* should not be taken by patients who have history of following ailment conditions
Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding
Deep vein thrombosis
Liver dysfunction or disease
There are a number of medications that will interact with Generic for Premarin* It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Generic for Premarin* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Premarin*,
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Premarin* for hot flashes associated with menopause is 0.3 milligrams daily, taken continuously or in cycles such as 25 days on Generic for Premarin* and 5 days off.
Generic for Premarin* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Premarin* side Effects include breakthrough bleeding and spotting, breast enlargement, tenderness, unusual discharge or milk production, chest pain and confusion, forgetfulness.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Premarin*.
Generic for Premarin* and Pregnancy
Estrogens are not recommended for use during pregnancy, since an estrogen called diethylstilbestrol (DES) that is no longer taken for hormone replacement has caused serious birth defects in humans and animals.
Generic for Premarin* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Premarin* is not recommended in nursing mothers. Conjugated Estrogens pass into the breast milk and may decrease the amount and quality of breast milk.
Generic for Premarin* and Pediatric
Estrogen therapy has been used for the induction of puberty in adolescents with some forms of pubertal delay. Safety and effectiveness have not otherwise been established.
Generic for Premarin* and Geriatric
Elderly people are especially sensitive to the effects of estrogens. This may increase the chance of side effects during treatment, especially stroke, invasive breast cancer, and memory problems.
The above information about Generic for Premarin* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.