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Alternatives To Prempro
Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) works well but expensive. What is exact alternative?
Options: There are options. Prempro has different dosages of estrogen and Progesterone component. Estrogen (estradiol) comes in 0.3mg, 0.45mg, and 0.625mg. The Medroxyprogesterone acetate comes as 1.5mg 2.5mg and 5mg. As your dosage of estrogen goes up, so does progesterone. You can take estrogen as pill or patch. I like the patch. And then take Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Progesterone (2.5 or 5.0mg). ...Read more
Conjugated estrogens|medroxyprogesterone is a hormone replacement which is a kind of women's ...Read more
What to do if I cannot afford my prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) anymore. Is there an alternative or safe to take a few times weekly?
Misguided reaction: Prempro allergy is a misguided reaction by the immune system of the body to Prempro that often produces unpleasant symptoms. ...Read more
I have started taking prempro again after a year. The hot flashes and sweats were horrible and so went back to prempro. I started to retain fluid.
What are the most popular medicines prescribed for menopausal symptoms? Premrin and Prempro? Anything with progesterone & estrogen outside of bc pill
Premarin-least used: Premarin and its companion product Prempro are the least popular among GYN MD's as it is an older product and there are many more estrogen/progesterone medications on the market that work "better". Premarin was one of the first estrogen products historically derived from equine urine (horse). ...Read more
Hormone therapy: If you want to get off prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone), (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) start taking it every other day for a few weeks then every third day for a couple of weeks then stop. Don't be alarmed if you have some spotting during this time. If you want to get onto another hormone combination, just stop the prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) and start the new regimen instead. ...Read more
I am 63 yrs. Old and started taking prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone). I feel better, but is it harmfull?
Maybe.: Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) is not evil. It simply raises your risk of certain events such as blood clots and cancers. The absolute increase in risk is small. Unless you have factor v leiden or smoke. If you really do feel a good benefit on the med, it seems the balance would be to continue the medication. However, you would want to cut back to the lowest effective dose. Maybe one tab every other day or so... ...Read more
Discuss with doctor: I cannot find and am unaware of any issues of female hormone therapy and galactosemia. Some individuals with galactosemia have ovarian failure. The decision to use female hormone therapy is a complicated one and should be made in conjunction with your doctor and with discussion of risks (cancer, blood clots, strokes) and potential benefits. ...Read more
I saw prempro and Premarin (conjugated estrogens) lawsuit ads on tv. If I took these meds should I be worried?
Lawyers and med/side:
If you do not have any problem after taking the prempro or Premarin (conjugated estrogens) than you do not have to worry or fear. The lawyers are allowed by us laws to advertise and seek so called wictims of any drug which have caused harm too few people who took it
that is a shame but true
so if you have any side effects and need to be compensated contact the law firm advertising it if you are fine enjoy life-no lawyers. ...Read more
Implicated: Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) the menopausal drug is implicated in development of breast and ovarian cancers. ...Read more
Is taking an o-t-c estrogen pill better than prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone)? I worry about getting cancer with prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone).
Estrog amt not known: The 2002 study showed and increased risk, not an occurance of breast cancer, presumably due to the pro part of prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone). Speak with your dr. About a different hormone combination. A known amount of hormone in a medication is far superior to otc meds...If you really need them. At age 40, I would also check with your dr whether you are menopausal. ...Read more
If I am taking prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) 0.45-1.5 tablets daily would estradiol 0.5mg (1 daily) and medroxyprogesterone 2.5 mg(1 daily) be the closed to the same?
Yes: Yes, those doses, while not exact, are very similar. I think you would find that your symptoms would be well managed on this regimen. ...Read more
Just stop it.: Some people believe that tapering the dosage is a must but it is not mandatory. If a patient develops contraindications to hormone replacement therapy, we have to stop it. Tapering can be done in a variety of different ways (i.e. Taking it every other day for a week, then perhaps 3x/wk and then stop) but again, it is not necessary. ...Read more
Combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone): The whi study, which complicated hrt thinking, used prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) as its estrogen/progesterone drug to study. This particular hrt was linked to issues such as breast cancer and heart disease (although the study turned out to be very unreliable!). New, dependable studies have shown that transdermal (patch, cream, gel) hrt has a decreased risk of breast cancer and heart disease compared to oral. ...Read more
Is there a correlation between prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) and having vaginal bleeding?
Hormone therapy: When starting prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) or any daily combination regimen, you can expect intermittent, unpredictable bleeding for the first 6 months. ...Read more
I have been taking prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) for 15 days now. I had light vaginal leading but after two days it got heavy bleeding. Continue or discontinue use?
Consult provider: Some bleeding can be normal. Discontinuing use depends on the risks, benefits of use, in your particular circumstances. If abnormal bleeding continues, you can be evaluated with an endometrial biopsy or ultrasound. ...Read more
I am taking prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) and I have know ovaries but having a period can I still have a baby I would like to have any baby is there a change
It is still possible that you can have a baby but there is a caveat. If you are taking prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) that suggests you are older than 40 and maybe have experienced menopause. The best option is to consult a reproductive endocrinologist (fertility specialist). They will weigh factors in such as your age and hormone levels. The two best hormone levels to predict whether you are fertile are the fsh value and the amh value. A normal fsh value is between 4-8 and a menopausal level is above 25. Anything between 8 and 25 suggests decreased ovarian function. Amh is another indicator of ovarian function. If your amh value is below 1 then that suggest decreased ovarian function and that it may be more difficult to get pregnant. Depending on your test results then your fertility physician will be able to suggest a number of options as long as you have not had significant problems with your uterus.
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Is it safe to take prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Not recommended: Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) is a combination estrogen / Progesterone medication indicated for postmenopausal hormone replacement. The doses of estrogen and Progesterone are a tiny fraction of what is typically produced by a reproductive age women. While prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) would be of no particular benefit (and is contra-indicated) during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is unlikely to be harmful. ...Read more
I have been taking prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) for 15 days already and I have gotten a little vaginal bleeding but after like two days I got heavy bleeding. Should I stop?
Consult provider: Some bleeding can occur, especially when starting this type of therapy. Discontinuation will depend on relative risks and benefits in your specific circumstances. Bleeding can be evaluated with endometrial biopsy or ultrasound. ...Read more
What could cause my severe pain in my left ovary area? Pcos? Or from my prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) meds?
Ovarian cysts hurt:
It is true that an ovarian cyst can cause severe pain in the lower abdomen on one side. Other causes of one sided lower abdominal or pelvic pain include ovarian infection or abscess, tubal pregnancy, ovarian torsion, colitis, deiverticulitis, kidney stone (in the distal ureter) and appendicitis, to name a few.
If you are having severe pain, you should get it evaluated. ...Read more
I am 55 & have had dysmenorrea for about 6 yrs, have had 2 d & c's, and am on norethindrone and prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone). When would a hysterectomy be indicated?
Maybe, but Options:
1st would you be open to a trial off hormones? Since the estrogen grows the inner uterine lining that often creates the period and cramps. While not as effective as estrogen, there are other medications for relief of menopausal symptoms.
Otherwise, if your pain is debilitating then a hysterectomy should work. If you proceed find a gynecologist who can do it either vaginally or laparoscopically. ...Read more
Prempro 3 weeks. 2 days ago itching in vaginal area. Used anti fungal. Now bleeding w cramping on lower left side. Clots in toilet. No itch now? Is the prempro the reason. Lump vaginal lip per 1 week.
Which is better for hormone replacement therapy: prempro or combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone)?
Prefer Combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone): Most importantly because it is a patch vs a pill, sometimes for an individual though, one may be better tolerated that the other and one may be more effective than the other. All things being equal, topical therapy is preferable for relief of menopause symptoms. However, Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) is probably more protective for osteoporosis ...Read more
Can you get an irritated stomach lining from prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone)? Was only on it for 5 weeks lots of stomach gas/indigestion 9 days later! Gastro coming
Yes: Yes prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) and estrogen replacement products can cause stomach irritation. You should take with some food to avoid the irritation of the stomach lining. You may be able to treat the gastritis with antacids or acid-blockers. Please discuss with your health care provider- the prescriber or your pharmacist. ...Read more
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