Endocrine-Metabolic Agent

Endocrine-Metabolic Agent

Endocrine-Metabolic Agent
Endocrine drugs treat endocrine problems and disorders such as hormone production, thyroid disorders an diabetes.

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    Before taking Prempro, you should know that it can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, blood clots, dementia, and breast cancer. Prempro should not be used to reduce the risk of dementia, strokes, or heart disease. Stroke and breast cancer risk associated with Prempro use increases with age. Prempro should be taken for the shortest period of time and at the lowest dose possible to reduce the risks associated with long-term use.
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    Despite numerous studies, it is still uncertain if taking Prempro, or other combination hormone replacement therapy, increases your risk of endometrial cancer. Some studies suggest that the risk may be lower than taking an estrogen-only therapy, but higher than not taking any hormone replacement therapy. Your risk of cancer changes as you age, so talk to your doctor regularly about your health, risks and hormone replacement therapy.

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    Prempro relieves menopausal symptoms because the estrogens in Prempro replace those no longer produced by the ovaries. The progesterone component in Prempro protects menopausal women with an intact uterus from the risk of uterine cancer. In addition, because estrogen keeps the bones strong, replacing the estrogen lost during menopause helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Prempro should be used at the lowest dose and for the shortest period of time necessary to relieve menopausal symptoms and prevent osteoporosis.

     

    While taking Prempro, you will not have a monthly menstrual period. You may have intermittent bleeding and spotting, however, although this should stop over time. If you prefer to have a monthly period, Premphase, a hormone replacement therapy which provide progesterone only during the last half of the cycle, may be a better choice for you.
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    Long-term use of Prempro is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, blood clots, and dementia. Before taking Prempro, tell your doctor if you have an estrogen-dependent tumor, abnormal vaginal bleeding, active or recent stroke or heart attack, circulation problems, a history of blood clots, or liver disease. While taking Prempro, you should consult with your doctor every three to six months so that he or she can monitor your symptoms, and reevaluate your need for this medication. Prempro should be taken at the lowest dose and for the shortest period of time necessary to relieve menopausal symptoms.
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    You should not smoke cigarettes while taking Prempro. Smoking may increase your risk of serious side effects such as blood clots and stroke. It also may cause your Prempro to be less effective in relieving your menopausal symptoms. Let your doctor know you smoke cigarettes and discuss how that may impact your hormone replacement therapy.

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    No, if you no longer have a uterus, you should not need Prempro since it contains both estrogen and progestin. If you have had any type of hysterectomy, you do not need progestin. Your doctor may prescribe an estrogen alone as hormone replacement therapy. Talk to your doctor about your medical history and the best hormone replacement therapy option for you.

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    Prempro comes in a package of 28 tablets containing both estrogen and progesterone. Prempro is most effective if taken at the same time each day. You can take it with a full glass of water at meal times to avoid stomach upset.
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    Because so much is still unknown, your doctor will not be able to answer all of your questions about Prempro. Studies and research have yet to determine the risks to you of breast, colon and endometrial cancers while taking Prempro. Talk to your doctor in detail about your concerns and together you can determine the best options for your menopausal symptom relief.

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    Prempro can increase a woman’s risk of heart disease, stroke, blood clots, dementia, and breast cancer. Prempro should be taken at the lowest dose and for the shortest time possible to minimize these risks. Women who have an estrogen-dependent tumor, abnormal vaginal bleeding, active or recent stroke or heart attack, circulation problems, a history of blood clots, or liver disease should not take Prempro.
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    When you stop taking Prempro, your menopausal symptoms may return. Also, you will likely have some bone loss. Talk to your doctor about ways to minimize bone loss and other ways to relieve your symptoms. Make sure any alternative treatments you may take have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.