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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    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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    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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    There are certain precautions you should be aware of before taking conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate. The medication may cause harmful reactions with certain medical conditions, including liver, heart, kidney, or gall bladder disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma, jaundice, lupus, clots in the blood vessels, fibroids, genital bleeding, or migraines. Similarly, some medications may react poorly with conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate, including acetaminophen, morphine, St. John’s wort, certain steroids, thyroid medicines, antibiotics, blood thinners, anti-fungal and anti-seizure medications, and breast cancer drugs like exemestane and anastrozole. Also, conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate may increase your risk of ailments like uterine and breast cancer, strokes, heart attacks, and blood clots. Smoking may increase your risk of these side effects. Pregnant women should not use the medication, as it could cause damage to your child's health. Additionally, you should alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding, as your milk can be affected. Finally, taking conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate may affect the outcome of certain lab tests, so let lab technicians know you are taking the medication before undergoing testing.
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    You should not use Prempro if you have heart disease. Prempro will not help prevent a heart attack; in fact, it may increase your risk of having a heart attack within the first year of therapy. Taking Prempro could also increase your risk of blood clots. Talk to your doctor about your history of heart disease and hormone replacement therapy.

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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.

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    You cannot treat any emotional or mood problem resulting from menopause with a hormone such as Prempro. Taking a hormone replacement could actually make symptoms such as depression, nervousness and irritability worse. You may also suffer from forgetfulness, stiffness and back pain. These symptoms cannot be treated with Prempro. Talk to your doctor about your emotional symptoms and options to remedy them.

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    The most common side effects associated with Prempro include headaches, breast pain, stomach pain, infections, back pain, sore throat, painful menstrual cramps, flu-like symptoms, general pain, or nausea. Less common side effects include weakness, joint pain, vaginal discharge, gas, runny or stuffy nose, sinus infections, vaginal irritation or infections, diarrhea, indigestion or heartburn, accidental injury, pelvic pain, or leg cramps. Rare, but nonetheless very serious, side effects may include blood clots, dementia, anxiety, breast cancer or ovarian cancer, stroke, heart attack, depression, gallbladder disease, or allergic reactions. Contrary to information found on the Internet, Prempro does not cause weight gain.
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    You can minimize the side effects of Prempro by following the directions carefully. You should ask your doctor to start you on the lowest dose possible. Talk to your doctor about how long you should take the medication. Do not take more or less than directed, do not skip doses and do not double up doses if you miss one. Do not stop taking it without talking to your doctor. Discuss your various hormone replacement therapy options with your doctor.

     

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    Women with an intact uterus who are experiencing vaginal symptoms and hot flashes associated with menopause should take Prempro. The progesterone in Prempro will protect them against the increased risk of uterine cancer associated with estrogen replacement. Women with an intact uterus who are at increased risk of osteoporosis should also take Prempro.
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    Conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone, sold in the U.S. under the brand name Prempro, are estrogen and progestin hormones that are used to treat menopausal symptoms, such as moderate-to-severe hot flashes and vaginal itching and burning, and to prevent osteoporosis. Prempro is one of the medications sometimes referred to as hormone replacement therapy. The estrogen component of Prempro replaces hormones that a woman’s body stops producing as she gets older.