What is Premarin Vaginal Cream?
Premarin Vaginal Cream (scientific name: conjugated estrogen) is a vaginal prescription cream indicated to treat atrophic vaginitis and kraurosis vulvae. It also treats moderate to severe dyspareunia, which is a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy among postmenopausal women. It relieves vaginal symptoms, such as dryness, burning, and itching.
This is available in Premarin 0.625 mg conjugated estrogen in a 14g and 30 g tube.
How does Premarin Vaginal Cream work?
This prescription cream is an endogenous estrogen that works on developing and maintaining the female reproductive system and secondary sexual characteristics. It is also responsible for modulating the pituitary secretion of certain hormones through a negative feedback mechanism. These hormones include gonadotropins, follicle-stimulating hormones, and luteinizing hormones.
How should I use Premarin Vaginal Cream?
You must read the patient information guide to know how to apply Premarin Cream externally. Use this vaginal medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase/decrease your Premarin Vaginal Cream dosage or use it more often than directed.
To apply this cream, first, remove the cap of the tub and screw the nozzle of the applicator that comes within the tube. Squeeze the tube to push the medication into the applicator. The marked points will let you measure your prescribed dose. Unscrew the applicator. In a comfortable position, insert the applicator into the vaginal opening and push the plunger fully to release the medication. Once you are done, remove the applicator.
What are the side effects of Premarin Vaginal Cream?
The common side effects of this vaginal cream are nausea, headache, dizziness, fatigue, breast tenderness, stomach cramps, bloating, vomiting, changes in appetite, weight changes, darkening facial skin, and vaginal itching.
On the other hand, some severe adverse effects that you need to report are increased vaginal irritation, unusual vaginal bleeding, breast lumps, severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, swelling of the extremities, and mental or mood changes. Talk to a healthcare professional if any of these severe adverse reactions occur.
What are the contraindications of Premarin Vaginal Cream?
This prescription medication should not be applied if you have a known allergy to estrogen or any inactive ingredients the cream may contain. Signs of serious allergic reactions are swollen lymph nodes, itchiness, swelling, skin rashes, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing. If this occurs, call for medical help immediately.
This vaginal cream is contraindicated for people with a history of heart problems, stroke, blood clots, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease, swelling disorder, hyperthyroidism, gallstones, asthma, seizure, migraine, breast cancer, and high levels of cholesterol or triglyceride in the blood.
Due to possible drug interactions, you should also talk about all the prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, supplements, and herbal products you are using.
What are some Premarin Vaginal Cream precautions?
Avoid smoking and tobacco while using Premarin cream. This could increase the risk of blood clots, hypertension, stroke, or heart attack. You should also inform your physician if you will be confined in a certain position for a long time. This includes going on a long-haul flight or having surgery. Increased blood clots may also occur when there is limited movement.
Estrogen may cause dark, blotchy patches on the skin and face called melasma. Minimize sun exposure. You should also avoid indoor tanning, apply sunblock cream, and wear protective clothing when going outdoors.
Mineral oil is among the ingredients of Premarin cream. This particular substance can wear out rubber products like condoms, cervical caps, and diaphragms which could lead to failure. Consult a healthcare professional about other effective birth control methods.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much does Premarin Vaginal Cream cost?
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2. How long does it take for Premarin Cream to be absorbed?
It could take around four weeks for this medication to relieve vaginal symptoms.
3. How is Premarin classified?
This vaginal cream is classified as an estrogen derivative.
4. Should I clean my Premarin Vaginal Cream applicator?
You should clean the applicator after use. Cleanse it by pulling the plunger and washing it with gentle soap and warm water.