Glossary

Bilateral oophorectomy

The surgical removal of both ovaries.

Estrogens

A group of female hormones that are responsible for female sexual development and function.

Hot flashes

Temporary episodes of flushing with a sensation of heat.

Hysterectomy

The surgical removal of the uterus.

Natural menopause

Occurs when the ovaries naturally stop their production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone and there are no menstrual periods for 12 consecutive months and no other biological or physiological cause can account for this change.

Night sweats

Hot flashes that occur at night with perspiration.

Ovaries

A pair of female reproductive organs located in the pelvis on each side of the uterus. The ovaries are connected to each other by the Fallopian tubes. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries have two functions: they produce eggs (also called ova) and hormones.

Progestin

A synthetic form of progesterone.

Vaginal symptoms

When associated with menopause, vaginal symptoms may include dryness, burning, and itching, and can also contribute to painful intercourse.

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Do not use estrogens, with or without progestins, to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, strokes or dementia (decline in brain function). Using estrogens, with or without progestins, may increase your chance of getting dementia, based on a study of women 65 years of age or older.

Using estrogens with progestins may increase your chances of getting heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, or blood clots.

You and your healthcare provider should talk regularly about whether you still need treatment with PREMPRO.

PREMPRO should not be used if you have unusual vaginal bleeding; have or had cancer; had a stroke or heart attack; have or had blood clots or liver problems; have a bleeding disorder; are allergic to any of its ingredients; or think you may be pregnant.

In a clinical trial, the most common side effects (>5%) that occurred with PREMPRO were vaginal bleeding, vaginitis due to yeast or other causes, painful menstruation, breast enlargement, breast pain, and leg cramps.

INDICATIONS
PREMPRO is used after menopause to reduce moderate to severe hot flashes; to treat moderate to severe dryness, itching, and burning, in and around the vagina; and to help reduce the chances of getting osteoporosis (thin weak bones).

If you are using or are considering using PREMPRO only to treat symptoms of vaginal dryness, consider topical therapies first. If you are using or are considering using PREMPRO only to prevent osteoporosis due to menopause, talk with your health care professional about whether a different treatment or medicine without estrogens might be better for you. PREMPRO should be used at the lowest effective dose and for the shortest duration consistent with your treatment goals and risks.


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