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Prempro is a mixture of female hormones for treating menopause symptoms that can include hot flashes and vaginal dryness. This medication is a conjugated mixture of estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate used for menopausal hormone therapy when the body is unable to generate enough estrogen.
Prempro is commonly taken orally with or without food once a day. Dose strengths are determined by your medical condition and how your body responds to the treatment. Follow the instructions from your doctor to ensure you are taking the medication regularly to achieve the maximum effect.
Woman who have had their uterus removed should not use or require treatment with Prempro. Speak with your doctor about prior or known medical conditions, any known allergies, and current medication to avoid complications while taking Prempro.
Avoid smoking tabacoo as it can increase the risk of blood clots, stroke, and high blood pressure, and heart attacks in woman over 35.
You skin can become more sensitive to sunlight while taking Prempro. Avoid tanning booths, limit your time in the sun, and use protective clothing and sunscreen if you have to be outside in the sun.
Some side effects that can occur include:
stomach upset or pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, breast tenderness/pain/swelling, headache, weight or appetite changes, freckles or darkening of facial skin, acne, increased hair growth, loss of scalp hair, problems with contact lenses, vaginal itching or discharge, changes in your menstrual periods, decreased sex drive, nervousness, dizziness, or, tired feeling
Some interactions may occur if you are taking St. John's wort, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, rifampin, ritonavir, ketoconazole, itraconazole, and some antibiotics with Prempro.
If you experience any side effects that become severe, contact your doctor for additional treatment options to help manage the side effects.
Q: Can I take this while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: No in both case. Prempro can pass into breast milk and then be transmitted to the nursed infant. In some cases it can even reduce the overall quality and quantity of the breast milk. Speak with your doctor before using Prempro when breastfeeding to understand the risk involved.
Q: How should I store Prempro?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Avoid disposing of this medication in wastewater if you have leftover tablets. Consult a local pharmacist for disposal options in your area.
Q: I read that this can effect my vision if I am wearing contacts, is this true?
A: There could be cases where your vision could be impaired and you may not be able to wear the contact lenses. Speak with your doctor about other treatment options, and see if wearing bifocals can help.
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