Prempro is prescribed for the treatment of menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, osteoporosis, vaginal dryness, irritation and burning. Prempro contains a combination of the female hormones estrogen and progestin. Prempro replaces the hormones now that the body is no longer producing sufficient quantities. You should avoid using Prempro if you have a vaginal infection or a history of fibroids, endometriosis or abdominal bleeding. Those with a history of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism should not use Prempro. Prempro is a mixture of two female hormones: a progestin and a conjugated estrogen. Conjugated estrogen is a combination of estrogen hormones. Estrogen is a female sex hormone released by the ovaries that is essential for processes in the body. Progestin is also a female hormone which is important for regulating ovulation and menstruation. Prempro is used in the treatment of symptoms of menopause such as vaginal dryness and hot flashes to avoid contraction of bones. The progestin in Prempro helps in lowering the risk of cancer of the uterus, which can be caused by using estrogen. Women who removed their uterus don’t need the progestin and should not use Prempro. Prempro should not be used for preventing heart disease or dementia because Prempro may accelerate the risk of developing these conditions. Prempro works by stimulating these hormones in the body (progestin and estrogen), thus, regulating ovulation and menstruation in women’s body.
Drug Name: Prempro
Generic name: Conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate