PREMARIN is a female hormone which is available in a tablet form for women who do not produce the proper amounts and to reduce menopausal symptoms. Symptoms may include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal symptoms and can help prevent bone loss. It is also occasionally used as part of cancer treatment in women and men. This medication is made of conjugated estrogens which are a mixture of estrogens obtained from natural sources. It should not be used to prevent heart disease or dementia, because it may actually increase your risk of developing these conditions.
Since each patient may be prescribed this medication to control different symptoms, it is important to take it exactly as instructed by your doctor or follow the directions on your prescription label.
Generally it is taken on a daily basis and in different cycles, depending on the condition of the patient. It is recommended to use the medication regularly to obtain optimal results. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.
To be sure prescription medication is improving your symptoms, your doctor may conduct regular physical exams and recommend you to self-examine your breasts for lumps on a monthly basis. You may also have your blood and thyroid tested often. Visit your doctor regularly.