Prempro (Conjugated Estrogen/Medroxyprogesterone) contains 2 female hormones: an estrogen (such as conjugated estrogen) and a progestin (such as Medroxyprogesterone). It is used by women to help reduce symptoms of menopause including hot flashes and vaginal dryness/itchiness. These symptoms are caused by the body making less estrogen. The progestin in this medication helps to reduce the risk of cancer of the uterus which can be caused by using estrogen. Women who have had their uterus removed do not need the progestin and therefore should not use this combination medication.
If you are using this medication to treat symptoms only in and around (physical symptoms) the vagina, products applied directly inside the vagina should be considered before medications that are taken orally.
This medication may also be used by women after menopause to prevent bone loss. However, there are other medications (such as Raloxifene) that are also effective in preventing bone loss and may be safer. These medications should be considered for use before estrogen/progestin treatment.
Prempro is available for purchase in the strength of 0.3mg/1.5mg.
Take Prempro exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.
Why is Prempro prescribed?
Prempro is used by women to help reduce uncomfortable symptoms of menopause.
What should I avoid while on Prempro?
How should I store this medication?
Store Prempro at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light
What do I do if I forget 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 scheduled dose. Do not take extra Prempro to make up the missed dose.