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What is Conjugated Estrogens used for?
Conjugated Estrogens is used to treat symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness, itching, burning, or irritation. It is also used to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Conjugated Estrogens is sometimes used to treat certain cancers in men and women. This medication is available in tablet and vaginal cream forms. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Conjugated Estrogens?
The dosage of Conjugated Estrogens prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Conjugated Estrogens tablets may be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Conjugated Estrogens?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Conjugated Estrogens medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Conjugated Estrogens?
Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Conjugated Estrogens, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Conjugated Estrogens?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Conjugated Estrogens.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is used with another drug or with food. Before you use a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Conjugated Estrogens, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Conjugated Estrogens can interact with blood thinners, diabetes medicines, and antidepressants.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Conjugated Estrogens?
Like other medicines, Conjugated Estrogens can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Conjugated Estrogens are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Conjugated Estrogens cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Conjugated Estrogens develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Conjugated Estrogens can cause side effects such as headache, nausea, vomiting, back pain, breast pain, abdominal pain, dizziness, and nervousness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Conjugated Estrogens.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Conjugated Estrogens?
Is it possible for me to use Conjugated Estrogens with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Conjugated Estrogens?
What are the possible drug interactions of Conjugated Estrogens?
How will Conjugated Estrogens work in my body?
How should Conjugated Estrogens be used?
How to reduce the risk of Conjugated Estrogens drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Conjugated Estrogens is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.