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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Do not take Prempro if your menopausal symptoms can be relieved with diet and lifestyle changes. Try to relieve some of your symptoms by sleeping in a cooler room, learning ways to manage stress and cutting back on caffeine. If you do take Prempro, you can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer when taking the medication by eating a balanced, high-fiber diet, getting regular exercise and not smoking cigarettes or abusing alcohol. Talk to your doctor about other ways to reduce your heart disease and cancer risk factors.

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    Prempro may interact with grapefruit and grapefruit juice. It can also interact with the herbal supplement St. John’s wort. In addition, the effectiveness of Prempro may be decreased by aminogluthethimide, hydantoins, or rifampin; Prempro may decrease the effectiveness of anticoagulants or increase their risk of side effects; and Prempro may increase the risk of side effects associated with corticosteroids or succinylcholine.
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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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    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.