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Is Harmone Replacement Therapy the same as the "Pill"? For example is Prempro used as a birth control pill? Is it one of the same? Thanks for your time. Lee
by Lee in Raleigh, North Carolina, 12/14/2006
i started taking premphase on june 24 for premenapose systems. on july18 i started bleeding and as of today, july25, i have not stopped. should i discontinue taking premphase. will the bleeding stop
by deb parcell in narrows, va.24124, 07/25/2007
Premphase (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information
Premphase (Oral) Medication Classification
CONJUGATED ESTROGENS/MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (By mouth)
Premphase (Oral) Brandname
Prempro, Premphase, Prempro Low Dose
Premphase (Oral) is used for the Treatment
Conjugated Estrogens (KON-joo-gated ES-troe-jenz), Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (me-DROKS-ee-proe-JES-te-rone AS-a-tate) Treats lack of estrogen and progestin in your body caused by menopause or removal of the ovaries. Also helps prevent osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones). This medicine is a combination of hormones.
When To Not Use Premphase (Oral)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to estrogen or progestin, or if you have had a hysterectomy. You should not use this medicine if you have any unusual vaginal bleeding, blood clots, circulation problems, liver disease, cancer of the breast or uterus, or if you have had a stroke. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How Should You Use Premphase (Oral)
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Proper Premphase (Oral) Storage
Store Premphase (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Premphase (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Premphase (Oral)Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Premphase (Oral) Warnings
- Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, migraine headaches, seizures, heart failure, or depression, or gall bladder, kidney, or liver disease.
- Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
- Long-term use of large doses of estrogens may increase your risk of some kinds of cancer, including breast cancer. Your doctor should examine your breasts for lumps and other changes on a regular schedule. Examine your breasts at home every month. If you have questions about cancer risks or breast self-examination, talk with your doctor.
Premphase (Oral) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Lump in your breast
- Pain in your chest or lower leg (calf)
- Severe headache
- Severe stomach pain or swelling
- Shortness of breath, coughing up blood
- Sudden vision changes
- Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
- Yellowing of skin or eyes If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Bloated feeling, weight gain, swelling in hands, feet, or ankles
- Breast tenderness or swelling
- Changes in sexual desire
- Depression, dizziness
- Mild nausea or vomiting