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This booklet answers some common questions about PREMARIN Tablets. It does not contain all available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of taking PREMARIN against the benefits this drug should have for you.
If you are unsure about this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine.
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What PREMARIN is used for
PREMARIN is a type of treatment called hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and contains the hormone estrogen in the form known as conjugated estrogens.
PREMARIN helps relieve the discomfort many women experience during and after menopause, including symptoms such as “hot flashes”, sweating and vaginal dryness. Helps prevent thinning of the bones (osteoporosis), which can cause fractures.
PREMARIN is also used to treat women in whom the ovary is not functioning properly or has been removed.
If your doctor thinks it will be necessary to take estrogen for a long time, including for the prevention of osteoporosis, he or she will have considered the benefits and risks of other treatments before prescribing PREMARIN for you.
How does it work
Menopause occurs naturally in women, typically between the ages of 45 and 55. During menopause, your body produces less estrogen than before. This can cause symptoms such as "hot flashes". Some women also have vaginal dryness problems that cause discomfort during or after intercourse. Some women develop osteoporosis during or after menopause. This is a thinning of the bones that makes them weaker and more likely to break, especially the bones of the spine, hip and wrist.
Conjugated estrogens are like hormones produced by the ovaries before menopause. When given during or after menopause, they can help control symptoms.
Estrogen is used to treat women who have had their uterus or "womb" removed. If you have not removed your uterus or "womb," you will need to take an estrogen with a progestin.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why PREMARIN was prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed PREMARIN for another use.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription.
PREMARIN is not addictive.
PREMARIN is not suitable for birth control and will not restore fertility.
This drug is not expected to affect the ability to drive a car or use machinery.