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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    A generic version of Prempro is not currently approved for use in the U.S. The patent on Prempro, held by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, does not expire until early 2015. Even if the patent had expired, it would be difficult for another pharmaceutical company to synthesize a medication that is similar enough to the estrogen component of Prempro to receive the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

     

    If you try to buy generic Prempro online, you may come across several Web sites selling it. However, their products may be counterfeit or substandard, and therefore, potentially dangerous. If you see an advertisement for generic Prempro, do not buy it, because it is not the correct medication.
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    If you are taking Prempro, talk to your doctor before you stop taking the medication. Even if you feel better, your doctor may advise you to not stop abruptly and may want you to gradually cut back. After stopping hormone replacement therapy, you may feel some menopausal symptoms return to some degree. Talk to your doctor about the best way to stop taking Prempro with the fewest side effects.

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    Prempro is intended for women with an intact uterus who have symptoms of menopause. Prempro contains both an estrogen, conjugated estrogen and a progestin, medroxyprogesterone. The estrogen helps prevent bone loss and the progestin reduces your risk of uterine cancer. The combination helps relieve hot flashes, vaginal dryness and itching and problems urinating. Talk to your doctor about your menopausal symptoms and whether hormone replacement therapy is right for you.

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    According to the WHI Estrogen-plus-Progestin Study, women taking combination hormone replacement therapy, such as Prempro, reported a 37% reduction in colorectal cancer cases. Other studies have suggested that such hormones may reduce your risk of colon cancer. Talk to your doctor about your risk of colon cancer and hormone replacement therapy.

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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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    Studies and research have yet to determine if hormone replacement therapy increases your risk of breast cancer. Breast tenderness and pain have been reported. It is uncertain whether Prempro will contribute to your risk of breast cancer, so you should do a self breast exam monthly. Be sure to note any unusual lumps or discharge. You should also have a mammogram regularly, or as prescribed by your doctor. Report any changes to your doctor and talk to your doctor about your breast cancer risk.

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    When you and your doctor are discussing hormone replacement therapy, including Prempro, be sure that you ask some of the following questions:
    • Why am I taking hormone therapy?
    • What are the side effects?
    • How do I prevent menopausal symptoms from returning?
    • What are my risks for heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer and osteoporosis?
    • When and how do I stop taking hormone replacement?
    • What other options do I have for long-term relief?
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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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    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.