Conjugated Estrogens; Medroxyprogesterone Tablets (Premphase)
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CONJUGATED ESTROGENS; MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (CON ju gate ed ESS troe jenz; me DROX ee proe JES te rone) relieves the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes or vaginal dryness. It may be used to prevent osteoporosis. It works by increasing levels of the hormones estrogen and progestin in your body. It is a combination of the hormones estrogen and progestin.
Take this medication by mouth with a drink of water. You may take this medication with food. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You will take one tablet daily at roughly the same time each day. Do not take your medication more often than directed.
Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.
A patient package insert for the product will be given with each prescription and refill. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
Keep out of the reach of children and pet.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Visit your care team for regular checks on your progress. You will need a regular breast and pelvic exam. You should also discuss the need for regular mammograms with your care team, and follow their guidelines.
This medication can make your body retain fluid, making your fingers, hands, or ankles swell. Your blood pressure can go up. Contact your care team if you feel you are retaining fluid.
If you have any reason to think you are pregnant, stop taking this medication at once and contact your care team.
Talk to your care team if you use tobacco products. Changes to your treatment plan may be needed. Tobacco increases the risk of getting a blood clot or having a stroke while you are taking this medication. This risk is higher if you are over the age of 35.
If you wear contact lenses and notice visual changes, or if the lenses begin to feel uncomfortable, consult your care team.
If you are going to have elective surgery, you may need to stop taking this medication beforehand. Consult your care team for advice prior to scheduling the surgery.
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