QUINESTROL (Oral) (Tablet)
QUINESTROL (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information
QUINESTROL (Oral) (Tablet)
QUINESTROL (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification
QUINESTROL (By mouth)
QUINESTROL (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname
QUINESTROL (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment
Quinestrol (kwin-ES-trole) Treats symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes. Also used to treat breast and prostate cancer.Belongs to a class of drugs called estrogens.
When To Not Use QUINESTROL (Oral) (Tablet)
You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to estrogens, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or you have abnormal vaginal bleeding. You should not use if you have had a blood clot.
How Should You Use QUINESTROL (Oral) (Tablet)
- 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 QUINESTROL (Oral) (Tablet) Storage
Store QUINESTROL (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep QUINESTROL (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using QUINESTROL (Oral) (Tablet)
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 taking insulin or blood thinners (such as Coumadin®).
QUINESTROL (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings
- Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if you have diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, migraine headaches, depressed mood, or heart, liver, or kidney disease.
- Large doses of estrogens 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), ask your doctor whether you should also take progesterone.
QUINESTROL (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Severe stomach pain or swelling
- Heavy vaginal bleeding
- Pain or numbness in chest, groin, or leg (calf)
- Weak or numb arm or leg
- Shortness of breath
- Severe headache, dizziness, or changes in vision
- Severe vomiting
- Breast lumps
- Yellow skin or eyes If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Mild nausea or vomiting
- Bloated feeling
- Mild dizziness
- Change in sexual desire
- Swollen or tender breasts
- Fluid retention and weight gain
- Contact lens discomfort
- Depressed mood