Premarin Vaginal Cream is a prescription medication used to treat menopause symptoms like atrophic vaginitis, dyspareunia, burning, irritation, and vulva itching. Premarin belongs to a class of drugs known as estrogen derivatives. It can be used alone or with certain other medications. Premarin Vaginal Cream contains a mixture of estrogen, a female sex hormone essential for proper body function. Premarin is applied to the vagina and may be used for purposes not listed.
Always refer to the packaging instructions before applying Premarin Vaginal Cream
Always completely follow your healthcare provider’s instructions
You must not use Premarin Vaginal Cream if you are pregnant. Before using Premarin as treatment, inform your doctor if you have ever had one of the following:
You should not use Premarin if you have:
Premarin Vaginal Cream can also weaken the integrity of a latex condom. Taking conjugated estrogens can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and blood clots, especially if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol.
Common side effects of Premarin Vaginal Cream include:
Contact your doctor right away if you experience:
When should I avoid using Premarin Vaginal Cream?
You should avoid using Premarin for treating menopause symptoms if you are experiencing vaginal bleeding, a bleeding disorder, or liver disease. Additionally, you should not use Premarin if you are scheduled for major surgery, if you have ever had a heart attack or stroke, and if you have a significant blood clot risk.
What are the risks of using Premarin Vaginal Cream?
Taking conjugated estrogens can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and blood clots. This risk may be compounded if you have diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure. Premarin Vaginal Cream may also compromise the strength of latex condoms, so other forms of birth control may be required.
Can boosting my intake of estrogen through Premarin prevent heart disease, stroke, or dementia?
No. Premarin cannot be used to prevent heart disease, stroke, or dementia because this medication may actually increase the risk of these conditions developing. Talk to your doctor for a more comprehensive list of the risks associated with Premarin Vaginal Cream. Always discuss the benefits and the potential risks with your doctor before starting a new treatment.