Premarin's formula includes a combination of estrogen hormones,the sex hormones usually produced by the ovaries. The need to take such medicine arises when a woman has a condition that causes the amount of natural estrogen to reduce. In most cases it is used for making menopauses easier in cases of complications like vaginal dryness, burning, irritation and hot flashes. Premarin is also often prescribed to postmenopausal women to prevent osteoporosis. It is used as part of a therapy course for cancer treatment in both genders, as well.
A Premarin treatment regimen should be carried out under your physician's thorough guidance. If you are taking this drug for a long time, it may increase the risk of blood clots or stroke which is already high at menopausal age, especially for smokers and overweight females. Also, if there has been a history of uterus cancer, you should be especially careful with Premarin and take care to add progestin to the medication course to avoid endometrial hyperplasia which is treated as a per-cancer tradition among the modern gynaecologists.
To make certain that Premarin treatment is not harming your body in any way, your physician will insist on testing your blood and thyroid gland from time to time. If you are to have other medical tests directed by a different doctor, inform them that you are on Premarin since it can sometimes affect the results. Also, if there is a need for any type of surgery, you might need to stop taking Premarin for some time before and after the procedure.