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It is used as hormone replacement in menopausal women
               



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What is this medicine?

CONJUGATED ESTROGENS (CON ju gate ed ESS troe jenz) is an estrogen. It is used as hormone replacement in menopausal women. It helps to treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis. It is also used to treat women with low hormone levels or in those who have had their ovaries removed.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • blood vessel disease or blood clots
  • breast, cervical, endometrial, ovarian, liver, or uterine cancer
  • dementia
  • diabetes
  • endometriosis
  • fibroids
  • gallbladder disease
  • heart disease or recent heart attack
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • high level of calcium in the blood
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • mental depression
  • migraine headaches
  • protein C deficiency
  • protein S deficiency
  • stroke
  • tobacco smoker
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to estrogens, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals, at the same time each day. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

A patient package insert for the product will be given with each prescription and refill. Read this sheet carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • aromatase inhibitors like aminoglutethimide, anastrozole, exemestane, letrozole, testolactone
  • metyrapone

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • barbiturates, such as phenobarbital
  • carbamazepine
  • clarithromycin
  • erythromycin
  • grapefruit juice
  • medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole
  • phenytoin
  • rifampin
  • ritonavir
  • St. John's Wort
  • thyroid hormones

               
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