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What should I know about conjugated estrogens for injection?

Conjugated estrogens for injection are shots that treat abnormal uterine bleeding caused by hormonal imbalances that can occur during perimenopause or menopause. This drug is recommended for short-term use, and should not be used by women who are experiencing symptoms of perimenopause or menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings or vaginal dryness or atrophy.

Women who have, or are at risk of developing, certain medical conditions should not use conjugated estrogens for injection. These conditions include: heart disease, breast cancer, uterine cancer, stroke, blood clots in the lungs or legs, and dementia. In addition, some prescription drugs interact with conjugated estrogens to cause side effects. Your doctor can tell you whether this treatment is right for you. 

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