Drug: Premarin

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What is Premarin?


Premarin is one of the most widely used drugs in hormone therapy, especially for menopause symptoms. It is a brand name for an estrogen replacement drug which helps in controlling such symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, dryness of the vagina and bone loss. This is gotten from natural sources and it acts as a substitute or a supplement to ovarian estrogen that was made naturally.


Uses of Premarin


Among others, the use of premarin can be classified into several categories:

  • Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness
  • Prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women
  • Hormone replacement therapy using estrogen for females whose ovaries have failed to secrete hormones on their own or whose ovaries have been removed.
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with other estrogens alone or in combination with progesterone or progestins.

Potential Side Effects of Premarin

                    While performing well on many people, there are side effects that may come with premari use. Some frequent side effects include:                 Headaches                 Nausea                 Breast tenderness                 Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting                 Leg cramps

Serious side effects require immediate medical attention. These include:

  • Symptoms of a heart attack
  • Symptoms of stroke
  • Blood clots
  • Liver trouble
  • Increase in blood pressure
It is important to consult a medical specialist before starting or stopping premari so that the risks and benefits are well known.                

Considerations and Precautions


Some of the things you should let your healthcare provider know before taking Premarin include:

  • Past history of heart attack, stroke or blood clots
  • Liver disease
  • Risk for estrogen-dependent tumors
  • Allergies to any component of the medication

In some cases, Premarin may not be tolerated by everyone and proper medical history taking as well as consultation can help mitigate these risks.


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