PremarinGeneric Name: Conjugated Estrogens Tablets
Brand Name: Premarin
Premarin is used for:
Treating certain symptoms of menopause (eg, hot flashes, vaginal dryness or itching). It is used to prevent osteoporosis (weak bones) after menopause in certain patients. It is used in certain patients to treat low estrogen levels or prostate cancer or breast cancer. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Premarin is a mixture of female estrogen hormones. It works by replacing natural estrogens in a woman who can no longer produce enough estrogen. It works for advanced prostate cancer by antagonizing male hormones.
Do NOT use Premarin if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Premarin
- you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant
- you have known, suspected, or a history of breast cancer (unless directed by your doctor) or other cancers that are estrogen-dependent
- you have abnormal vaginal bleeding of unknown cause
- you have impaired liver function or liver disease, or the blood disease porphyria
- you have recently (within the last year) had a stroke or heart attack
- you have blood clots or circulation disorders
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Premarin:
Some medical conditions may interact with Premarin. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines or other substances
- if you have an abnormal mammogram
- if you have asthma (wheezing), a benign breast nodule, depression, diabetes, endometriosis or endometrial (uterine) cancer, epilepsy (seizures), gallbladder disease, heart problems, high blood calcium levels, high blood pressure, kidney problems, liver problems or a history of cancer or yellowing of the skin or eyes, lupus, migraines, obesity, pancreatitis, uterine fibroids, or thyroid problems
- if you use tobacco, you are going to have surgery, or you will be on bed rest
- if you have a family history of high cholesterol, lipid, calcium, or triglyceride levels; or breast cancer
- if you have had your uterus removed (hysterectomy)
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Premarin. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Hydantoins (eg, phenytoin) or rifampin because they may decrease Premarin's effectiveness
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Premarin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.