Premarin Vaginal Cream (conjugated estrogens) is a mix of estrogen hormonal agents, a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries, used to treat the vaginal symptoms of menopause such as dryness, burning, inflammation, and painful sexual intercourse.
This medication is a female hormone. It is used by women to help lower vaginal symptoms of menopause (such as vaginal dryness/burning/itching). These symptoms are brought on by the body earning less estrogen. When treating just vaginal symptoms of menopause, items used straight inside the vagina (such as this medication) should be used first. Estrogens that are taken by mouth, absorbed through the skin, or injected may have greater risks of side effects due to more estrogen being taken in.
Typical side effects of Premarin Vaginal Cream include:
- weight changes
- stomach cramps
- loss of scalp hair
- freckles or darkening of facial skin
- modifications in hunger
- reduced libido
- issues with contact lenses
- tired feeling
- breast pain/tenderness/swelling
- increased hair development
- changes in your menstrual periods
- vaginal itching or discharge
Premarin Vaginal Cream is administered intravaginally in a cyclic program (day-to-day for 21 days and after that off for 7 days). The typical beginning dosage strength is 0.5 g. Adjustments may be made based on individual action. Premarin Vaginal Cream may engage with blood thinners, thyroid medications, insulin or diabetes medicine taken by mouth, rifampin, ketoconazole or itraconazole, seizure medications, barbiturates, or antidepressants. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking. Premarin Vaginal Cream must not be used during pregnancy. This medication passes into breast milk. It might minimize the quality and quantity of breast milk produced. Consult your doctor prior to breastfeeding.