Premarin is prescribed to treat women with menopausal symptoms or who don’t produce enough hormones. This mixture of estrogen hormones can treat symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and irritation, and prevent osteoporosis.
Premarin can increase your risk of developing heart disease or dementia and should be avoided if you already have these conditions.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Premarin exactly as prescribed.
Premarin may increase chances of developing endometrial problems that can lead to uterine cancer. To reduce this risk, your doctor might prescribe a progestin drug to take along with Premarin.
Before taking Premarin, inform your doctor if you have:
Common side effects of Premarin include:
More serious side effects include:
How long do I need to take Premarin for?
Your doctor will determine how long you should take Premarin based on your symptoms, age, and other factors.
Can I stop taking Premarin?
Your doctor may want to taper you off Premarin to avoid unwanted side effects. Talk to your doctor before stopping Premarin on your own.
How is Premarin different from other estrogen therapies?
Premarin contains a mixture of several types of estrogens. It may work better or worse for you than other hormone replacement therapies.