Menest (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information
Menest (Oral) Medication Classification
ESTERIFIED ESTROGENS (By mouth)
Menest (Oral) Brandname
Menest (Oral) is used for the Treatment
Esterified Estrogens (es-TER-i-fide ES-troe-jenz) Treats symptoms of menopause or removal of the ovaries, and may also be used to relieve some symptoms of breast and prostate cancer.
When To Not Use Menest (Oral)
You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to estrogens. You should not use if you are pregnant (or think you may be pregnant), if you are breastfeeding, or if you have any unusual vaginal bleeding. You should not use if you have heart or circulation problems (including a history of blood clots) or breast cancer.
How Should You Use Menest (Oral)
- Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often. If a dose is missed:
- Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
- Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
- You should not use two doses at the same time.
Proper Menest (Oral) Storage
Store Menest (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Menest (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Menest (Oral)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Tell your doctor if you are currently taking blood thinners (such as Coumadin®).
Menest (Oral) Warnings
- Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, migraine headaches, heart, liver, or kidney disease, or depression.
- Regular visits to your doctor (usually every 6 months to 1 year) are needed while taking this medicine.
- Large doses of this medicine taken over long periods of time may increase the risk of some kinds of cancer. Talk to your doctor about this risk.
- Unless you have had a hysterectomy (uterus removed) check with your doctor about whether you should also take progesterone.
Menest (Oral) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Severe stomach pain or swelling
- Heavy or prolonged vaginal bleeding
- Chest or leg (calf) pain
- Shortness of breath
- Severe headache or vomiting
- Breast lumps If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Mild nausea or vomiting
- Bloated feeling
- Mild dizziness
- Changes in sexual desire
- Swollen or tender breasts
- Fluid retention and weight gain
- Contact lens discomfort
- Depressed mood