Talking With Your Doctor

Before your first visit.

Talking about menopause may not be easy, even with your doctor. But there are ways to help start the conversation—and help you get the most from your visit. Educating yourself about menopause and asking questions is a great place to begin.

And don't be surprised if your doctor has questions for you about your symptoms. It's important to be open and honest about the specific ways your symptoms are affecting your life.

During your visit, your doctor may ask you:

  • How severe are your symptoms?
  • Do they interfere with daily living in any way?
  • What are the frequency and duration of your menopausal symptoms?

Some questions to ask your doctor:

  • How bad are my symptoms? Moderate? Severe?
  • Can I get any relief for these symptoms?
  • Is hormone therapy right for me?
  • Which dose should I start at?

Together, you and your healthcare professional can make decisions about what's right for you based on your individual treatment goals and risks.

Print this page and bring these questions to your next visit.

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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.


Please see Full Prescribing Information including Boxed Warning and Patient Information.

Talking With Your Doctor

Before your first visit.

Talking about menopause may not be easy, even with your doctor. But there are ways to help start the conversation—and help you get the most from your visit. Educating yourself about menopause and asking questions is a great place to begin.

And don't be surprised if your doctor has questions for you about your symptoms. It's important to be open and honest about the specific ways your symptoms are affecting your life.

During your visit, your doctor may ask you:

  • How severe are your symptoms?
  • Do they interfere with daily living in any way?
  • What are the frequency and duration of your menopausal symptoms?

Some questions to ask your doctor:

  • How bad are my symptoms? Moderate? Severe?
  • Can I get any relief for these symptoms?
  • Is hormone therapy right for me?
  • Which dose should I start at?

Together, you and your healthcare professional can make decisions about what's right for you based on your individual treatment goals and risks.

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