Prempro is a hormone medication used to treat symptoms of menopause, such as vaginal changes and hot flashes. Prempro may also be prescribed to prevent osteoporosis in menopausal women. The main ingredients in Prempro are conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone. Estrogen is a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries and necessary for many essential bodily functions. Progesterone is another female hormone and is responsible for regulating ovulation and menstruation. The mixture in Prempro contains a form of progesterone, which can relieve vaginal dryness, burning, and irritation.
Always refer to the packaging instructions before using Prempro
Always completely follow your doctor’s directions.
Prior to starting Prempro, make sure to tell your doctor if you have ever had:
You should not take Prempro if you have:
Using Prempro can increase your risk of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke. If you are already at risk because of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, or diabetes, Prempro can multiply your risk. You should also not take Prempro if you are pregnant, and tell your healthcare provider immediately if you become pregnant during treatment with Prempro.
Common side effects of Prempro include:
Contact your doctor right away if you experience:
What drugs do I have to avoid when I am taking Prempro?
Many other drugs can interact with conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone. It is always vital to inform your doctor of all the medications, vitamins, and herbal products you are taking before using Prempro. Prempro is known to interact with levothyroxine, esomeprazole, duloxetine, and vitamin D3. This list is far from a complete list of all Prempro drug interactions. If you are unsure if a certain drug will cause additional side effects when taken alongside Prempro, consult your doctor.
What happens if I miss a dose of Prempro?
If you miss a dose of Prempro, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Never take extra Prempro to make up for a missed dose.
Can I take Prempro while I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
You should not use Prempro if you are pregnant. This medication passes into breast milk and can reduce the quality of milk produced, so you should not use Prempro when you are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant during treatment with Prempro, speak with your healthcare provider right away.