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More information about Premarin
Premarin is a conjugated oestrogen treatment taken to help alleviate menopause symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats and vaginal dryness. Taking a treatment such as Premarin can also prevent drastic bone loss, which often occurs after menopause and can eventually lead to conditions such as osteoporosis. Premarin comes in tablet form and should be taken daily. In women who have not had a hysterectomy, Premarin is often prescribed alongside progestogen to promote womb health.
Premarin is a conjugated oestrogen hormone replacement treatment, which means that it contains a number of different types of oestrogens from natural sources. Oestrogen occurs naturally in the female body and is responsible for regulating many processes, which is why menopause can cause many uncomfortable symptoms, including hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, loss of sex drive, incontinence and loss of bone mass.
Premarin is used to alleviate the symptoms of menopause where they are particularly uncomfortable, in particularly:
Lower oestrogen levels put women at a higher risk for certain illnesses like osteoporosis, a bone disease which can lead to fractures.
Other benefits of Premarin hormone replacement therapy tablets include:
How to take Premarin varies from patient to patient, however, in general a starting dose is a tablet a day. Unlike some other HRT treatments, Premarin has no pill-free days and is taken continuously during the 28 day menstrual cycle.
Your dosage will depend on your tolerance for the treatment and how much you require to alleviate your symptoms effectively. In general, a doctor will recommend the lowest effective dose, meaning that you are likely to start using the lowest dose and this may be adjusted if it is required and you aren't experiencing any severe side effects.
If you have not had a hysterectomy, then you will probably be using a progestogen treatment alongside Premarin, in which case you may have to take few days break from taking your oestrogen supplement while you are still taking Premarin.
Premarin is available in a 300 mcg, 625 mcg and 1.25mg dose, although you'll most likely be prescribed the smallest dose to begin with.
The dosages available have been specifically formulated by the manufacturer Pfizer to be maximally efficient whilst also minimising potential side effects as much as possible.
Premarin also comes as a cream to treat vaginal-specific symptoms.
Whilst side effects when using Premarin are unusual, it's important to be aware that Premarin is a hormone replacement therapy treatment and due to the changes in hormone levels, it can increase the risk of certain other conditions. Also, all prescription medicines come with some risk of adverse effects.
Using Premarin or oestrogen treatments can increase your risk of stroke, heart attack, breast cancer and blood clots, which is why it should only be taken on the recommendation of your doctor with routine check-ups.
Side effects of this treatment can sometimes include:
Some women have also reported experiencing slight spotting, and/or a change in their sex drive.
Premarin is available from HealthExpress to women who have been prescribed it by their doctor and who are still visiting their doctor for routine check-ups. You may not be prescribed this treatment to buy if you:
For further information about the side effects, precautions, and interactions of Premarin, please refer to the patient leaflet that is included in your medication as well as being available for download at the bottom of the page.
You can order Premarin online from HealthExpress by starting a consultation today. However, due to the nature of the treatment, we only recommend that patients who have already been prescribed Premarin order it. Simply complete a consultation for your treatment and this will be assessed by one of our doctors, who will issue a prescription if they feel that this medication is suitable for you. This prescription will then be passed to our pharmacy, from where your treatment will be shipped directly to your door.
If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly customer service team.
|Active ingredient(s)||Conjugated Oestrogen|
|Description||Premarin is a hormone replacement treatment that offers fast effective relief from menopausal symptoms|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Available dosage(s)||1.25mg, 300mcg, 625mcg|
|Application||Women over 18 looking to relieve the symptoms of menopause|
|Usage||Take 1 tablet per day|
|Drug class||HRT, unopposed oestrogens|
|Alcohol consumption||Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives|
|Breastfeeding/pregnancy||Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives|
Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.
Premarin is a form of oestrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which is most often prescribed to women who have had a hysterectomy.
Premarin works by replacing the oestrogen that is no longer being produced by the ovaries. This will help to reduce hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, improve bone strength, and other symptoms associated with menopause.
Whilst every woman will react differently, most should see positive effects from Premarin after 4 weeks.
Women taking Premarin, either after a hysterectomy or post-menopause, are unlikely to still be having periods. However, occasional spotting within the first 3 - 6 months of taking it is not uncommon. If the bleeding persists however, you should consult your doctor.
Premarin contains conjugated oestrogens which were originally extracted from pregnant horse urine, however this process can now be replicated synthetically.
Yes, Premarin tablets are available and still prescribed in the UK.
While there may be some potential side effects associated with Premarin, it is generally considered safe when used as directed by your doctor.
There is no currently no generic alternative to Premarin.
Taking Premarin or any type of HRT does carry a slight increased risk of breast cancer and other gynaecological cancers. Whilst it's only a slight increase, your doctor will still want to monitor your condition closely.
Yes, some women do experience hair loss whilst taking Premarin. Typically, this side effect is mild and should reduce once your body is used to treatment. If your hair loss is persistent or severe, you should consult your doctor.
Yes, some women may experience joint pain whilst taking Premarin. Whilst this side effect should improve on its own once your body adjusts to the medicine, you should consult your doctor if the pain is persistent or gets worse.
I have been using Premarin for many years and they are wonderful in dealing with my problems. Whatever risks may be involved, I feel the benefits out way any risks.Ms
This is an essential product for my condition. I am reliant on Premarin for maintaining balance in my health and well-being, With it I enjoy excellent health and ease. It is astonishing to me that despite current (2017) NICE discussion on women and HRT some GP practices refuse to listen to their patients' wishes and refuse to prescribe.Vivienne
Excellent product for me. Works better than any I have tried. This company and the service - ordering and delivering is super. So pleased I located the companyJane F
From a happy customer... Every 3 months when it's time to re-order my med's, I receive a reminder in my 'In Box' a few days before. Which is great, as my memory isn't what it use to be! Once re-ordered, my package ALWAYS arrives the following day.. Fantastic service.Lisa C
Love Premarin, really good HRT and it makes a huge difference to my general health too. Would not be without.KEVIN
Really works. Symptoms relived, easy to take and no side- effects.Linda B
This little pill helps me have the best life I swear .Sue