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Premarin Vaginal Cream
(conjugated estrogens)

Prempro
(conjugated estrogens / medroxyprogesterone acetate)

Relieves vaginal dryness and pain due to menopause. Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogens) works well for vaginal problems caused by menopause, and it has fewer side effects than estrogen pills.Coming soon.
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Side effects
Premarin Vaginal CreamPrempro
  • Any side effect 8%
  • Abdominal pain 5%
  • Back pain 2%
  • Excessive vaginal bleeding 14%
  • Joint pain 2%
  • Upper respiratory infection 1%
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How it works
Premarin Vaginal CreamPrempro
Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogens) is a topical medication that replaces estrogen hormones in the vagina to rebuild vaginal tissue and make vaginal sex more comfortable.Coming soon.
Type of medication
Premarin Vaginal CreamPrempro
Prescription only
Available as
Premarin Vaginal CreamPrempro
  • Vaginal cream, gel, or ointment
  • Pill
Used for
Premarin Vaginal CreamPrempro
  • Vaginal Dryness And Inflammation
  • Menopause Moderate To Severe Abnormal Vasomotor Function Menopause Moderate To Severe Vaginal Atrophy Moderate To Severe Vulvar Atrophy Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Risk factors for serious side effects
Premarin Vaginal CreamPrempro
  • Using estrogen for more than one year
  • Personal or family history of breast cancer
  • Duration of use
  • Personal or family history of blood clots
  • Obesity
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

    Pain
    Premarin Vaginal CreamPrempro
    • For painful sex, it can work better than over-the-counter vaginal lubricants because Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogens) treats the cause of the problem (low estrogen levels), not just the symptoms (dryness).
    • If you have severe vaginal dryness, you might have pain, bleeding, or infections from repeatedly inserting the applicator.
    No pain related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    Premarin Vaginal CreamPrempro
    • Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogens) relieves vaginal dryness and irritation to make sex more enjoyable.
    • Works locally in the vagina and doesn't expose the rest of your body to estrogen like pills do.
    • Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogens) doesn't need to be used forever, so you can work with your doctor to see how long you’ll need to continue treatment.
    • For painful sex, it can work better than over-the-counter vaginal lubricants because Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogens) treats the cause of the problem (low estrogen levels), not just the symptoms (dryness).
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    Downsides and risks
    Premarin Vaginal CreamPrempro
    • Vaginal estrogens can weaken latex (rubber) condoms, cervical caps, and diaphragms, so you can't rely on these for birth control for 72 hours after using Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogens).
    • If you have severe vaginal dryness, you might have pain, bleeding, or infections from repeatedly inserting the applicator.
    • Some of the medicine can be absorbed into your partner's skin, so you can’t have vaginal sex right after using Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogens).
    • Even though Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogens) is used in the vagina, it's possible some of the estrogens will get into the rest of your body and cause side effects that happen more often with estrogen pills.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Premarin Vaginal CreamPrempro
    • Your doctor will tell you how often to use Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogens). If you're taking Premarin Vaginal Cream (Conjugated Estrogens) regularly, use it around the same time each day.
    • Attach the applicator to the tube. Once the dose is measured, insert the applicator deeply into your vagina, and press the plunger to release all the medicine. Clean the applicator after each use.
    • More effective if you use it at bedtime.
    • Consider wearing a panty liner after use.
    • Most people don't have many side effects, but temporary nausea, dizziness, bloating, and breast tenderness are possible.
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