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Brand name: Premarin TM

Active ingredients: conjugated estrogens

What it is used for

Oestrogens with or without progestogens should be prescribed at the lowest effective doses and for the shortest duration consistent with treatment goals and risks for the individual woman. 1. PREMARIN is indicated as replacement therapy for oestrogen deficiency states associated with climacteric manifested by: a) Moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms associated with oestrogen deficiency in natural and surgical menopause (sweating, hot flushes). Periodic re-evaluation with a view to short term treatment is recommended. b) Atrophic vaginitis. When prescribing solely for the treatment of symptoms of vaginal atrophy, topical vaginal products should be considered. There is no evidence that oestrogens are effective for anxiety or depression without associated vasomotor symptoms, and they should not be used to treat such conditions. 2. PREMARIN is indicated for the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis in select patients. When prescribed solely for the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis, therapy should only be prescribed for women who are at high risk of osteoporosis and future fracture and who are intolerant of, or contraindicated for, non-oestrogen products approved for prevention of osteoporosis. Life style modifications and the risk benefit profile of PREMARIN should be taken into careful consideration and discussed with the patient, to allow the patient to make an informed decision prior to prescribing. (See PRECAUTIONS and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION). 3. Hypoestrogenic states e.g. female hypogonadism, primary ovarian failure or female castration. See BOXED WARNING, particularly when considering PREMARIN for long-term usage.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

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Visual appearance

Green, oval, biconvex, coated tablets, marked "0.3" in white.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient conjugated estrogens

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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