Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen)
What is Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen) used for?
Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen) is a vaginal cream prescribed to prevent symptoms associated with menopause. The medication operates by balancing the reduced oestrogen levels to prevent symptoms such as insomnia, osteoporosis, hot flashes, reduced sex drive, or vaginal dryness. Your doctor may prescribe it to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen)?
Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen) should be used according to the instructions of your doctor and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The best dosage and application frequency will be determined by your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medicine thoroughly clean the applicator, collect the prescribed amount of medicine into the applicator, insert it into the vagina, and dispense the medication. Wash the applicator and your hands following every use to prevent any contamination or contact with any areas not being treated. Consult the included instructions and ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to prevent any unnecessary health problems.
What are the side effects of Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen)?
The use of Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the cream and comment your doctor as soon as possible if any serious side effects occur such as migraines, severe stomach pain, numbness or weakness on one side of the body, confusion, unusual swelling of the extremities, unusual vaginal bleeding, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of breast cancer, clotting problems, angina, endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial cancer, recent heart attack, recent stroke, liver disease, porphyrias, or suspected or known breast cancer. Also discuss with your doctor if you have any conditions that may cause complications with treatment including ear disorders, obesity, varicose veins, smoking, history of diabetes, gallstones, epilepsy, asthma, migraines, a recent miscarriage, endometriosis, benign lumps in the breast, history of breast cancer, history of blood clotting, or decreased liver or kidney function. These may require reduced doses or other changes to treatment to prevent these health problems from occurring.
Strictly use this medication as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogen) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.