How can I get off of prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone)?

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.

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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.

How does a gynecologist take you off of prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone)?

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.

Please describe the medication: prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone)?

Estrogens, conjugated. Treats menopause symptoms (hot flashes, vaginal dryness). Prevents osteoporosis after menopause. This medicine is a combination of 2 hormones.
Hormone Replacement. It is a pill used for hormone replacement that contains both estrogen and progesterone. It is a daily pill used in menopause to relieve symptoms. You should discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor.

Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) works well but expensive. What is exact alternative?

None in US. In the us, there is no exact generic for prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) available. However, there are generic hormone therapies which may work as well for you--ask your doctor. Walmart offers Estradiol and Medroxyprogesterone at a low cost.
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).

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...

Should I take prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) if I have galactosemia?

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.

Has anyone taken prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) and gotten cancer?

Implicated. Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) the menopausal drug is implicated in development of breast and ovarian cancers.

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 as to whether you are menopausal.