Frequently Asked Prempro Cancer Questions

May 28 11:28 2005 Michael@Monheit.com - Michael Monheit, Esquire Print This Article

Prempro side effects cause life threatening Prempro injury. Free Prempro consultation at Monheit.com Prempro FAQ #1: My doctor says that I still need to take Prempro for my osteoporosis, what should I do?

Prempro side effects cause life threatening Prempro injury. Free Prempro consultation at Monheit.com Prempro FAQ #2: What are Prempro side effects?

Prempro side effects cause life threatening Prempro injury. Free Prempro consultation at Monheit.com Prempro FAQ #3: What can be done to lower the risks of Prempro side effects such as heart attack,Guest Posting stroke, blood clots, or breast cancer while taking estrogen or estrogen with progestin?

Prempro side effects cause life threatening Prempro injury. Free Prempro consultation at Monheit.com Prempro FAQ #4: Are the estrogens and progestins that are in birth control pills the same as those in Prempro? Do they have the same risks?

Prempro side effects cause life threatening Prempro injury. Free Prempro consultation at Monheit.com Prempro FAQ #5: Are estrogens in patches, vaginal creams, or vaginal rings safer than tablet forms?

Prempro side effects cause life threatening Prempro injury. Free Prempro consultation at Monheit.com Prempro FAQ #6: Who should not take estrogens and progestins?

Prempro side effects cause life threatening Prempro injury. Free Prempro consultation at Monheit.com Prempro FAQ #7: Is the FDA doing anything about Prempro?

Prempro side effects cause life threatening Prempro injury. Free Prempro consultation at Monheit.com Prempro FAQ #8:What is Premarin? Does it have harmful side effects like Prempro?

Prempro FAQ #1: My doctor says that I still need to take Prempro for my osteoporosis, what should I do?Get a second opinion. There are other products on the market specifically for osteoporosis. Ask your doctor for another recommendation.

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Prempro FAQ #2:What are Prempro side effects?Prempro side effects vary from life threatening to benign. Breast cancer, uterine an ovarian cancer, heart attack, blood clots, dementia, and gall bladder disease would be considered life threatening. While benign but still painful Prempro side effects include headache, breast pain, irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting, nausea and vomiting, and possibly hair loss.

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Prempro FAQ #3:What can be done to lower the risks of Prempro side effects such as heart attack, stroke, blood clots, or breast cancer while taking estrogen or estrogen with progestin?

The safety and effectiveness of medicines are increased when used as directed. Here are some tips to consider:

  • Do a self-breast examination regularly and have a breast exam and mammogram (breast X-ray) regularly.
  • Ask your doctor or nutritionist how you can lower your cholesterol, manage high blood pressure and diabetes, quite smoking, and lose weight to decrease your risks of heart disease.
  • If vaginal bleeding from taking Prempro occurs, talk to your doctor immediately.
  • Consider natural and plant-derived alternatives to taking estrogen, monitor side effects more efficiently, use a lower dosage, and only use for a short duration.
  • When in doubt and facing Prempro side effects, contact a Prempro attorney for a free, no obligation consultation.

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Prempro FAQ #4:Are the estrogens and progestins that are in birth control pills the same as those in Prempro? Do they have the same risks?Birth control pills also contain estrogens and progestins but different kinds and different doses. All estrogens have similar side effects. However, the risks of particular side effects may differ since birth control pills are used by younger women with a different health status compared to postmenopausal women.

As with taking any estrogens, the use of birth control pills is also associated with increased risks of several serious conditions including heart attack, blood clots, stroke, liver tumors, and gallbladder disease. These risks are higher in women with underlying risk factors of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and cigarette smokers.

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Prempro FAQ #5:Are estrogens in patches, vaginal creams, or vaginal rings safer than tablet forms?It has not been determined if other forms are safer than tablets. Estrogens are available in a variety of forms including trans-dermal patches, estrogen gels, and vaginal creams and rings. Most of the data on the long-term estrogen health effects come from studies involving oral estrogen and progestin tablets. Until there is more data, the FDA recommends that postmenopausal women who take estrogen and progestin in other dosage forms be similarly warned about harmful health risks.

The amount of estrogen that enters the blood stream from estrogen-containing vaginal creams and rings can vary depending on the specific product; how it is used, and these factors vary from woman to woman. The FDA encourages manufacturers to provide drug blood level information with the physician prescribing information. However, it is important to realize that little is still known about the relationship between estrogen blood levels and potential health risks.

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Prempro FAQ #6:Who should not take estrogens and progestins?

Do not take estrogens and progestins if you:

  • think you may be pregnant or are pregnant
  • have unusual vaginal bleeding
  • have or had certain cancers
  • had a stroke or heart attack in the past year
  • have or had blood clots
  • have liver problems or liver disease

Women are advised to discuss this issue with their health care provider before stopping their medication. No one should be taking estrogens and progestins indefinitely.

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Prempro FAQ #7:Is the FDA doing anything about Prempro?The FDA suggested revising the label to include information about current approved uses Prempro. The suggested label states that if Prempro is solely prescribed for vaginal symptoms, health care providers are advised to consider the use of topical vaginal products. The suggested label recommends that if the products are prescribed for osteoporosis, women should be at significant risk for osteoporosis and that non-estrogen treatments should be considered inappropriate.

FDA is also advising women and their health care providers that hormone therapy has never been approved for prevention of cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease or memory loss.

This information is too little too late. If you or a family member are suffering or have suffered life threatening and harmful Prempro side effects, consult a Prempro lawyer today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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Prempro FAQ #8:What is Premarin? Does it have harmful side effects like Prempro?Premarin is a conjugated estrogen extracted from pregnant mares' urine (PMU). It is manufactured by Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Inc., and is most commonly prescribed for estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) to relieve hormonal deficiency symptoms associated with menopause or hysterectomy. More recently, it has been prescribed to help prevent osteoporosis and heart disease. Marketed for the past 50 years, Premarin is the most widely used ERT drug and currently prescribed to more than nine million American women.

Animal rights groups have drawn attention to Premarin because of the methods used to collect the pregnant mares’ urine. Each mare is kept tethered in a narrow stall for four to six months with a rubber cup positioned over her vulva to collect the urine flow. The cup is held in place by overhead supports and a partial body harness. The tether and collection equipment greatly restrict movement and the mare is unable to turn around or take more than a step or two in any direction.

Some of the long-term disadvantages of taking Premarin include increased risk of developing uterine and breast cancers.

Monheit Law is investigating Prempro Cancer cases for long term users of Prempro who have developed either breast or ovarian cancer.

See: Our FAQ page to learn more about Prempro, Premarin, and Prempro Side Effects.

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Monheit Law is investigating Prempro Cancer cases for long term users of Prempro who have developed either breast or ovarian cancer.

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