Premique is a Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), used to treat women who have started to show signs of the menopause.
During a woman’s menopause, natural levels of oestrogen production begin to drop. Premique contains two female hormones; an oestrogen and a progestogen (medroxyprogesterone acetate); which work to replenish a woman’s natural levels and offset the effects of menopause.
Symptoms of menopause include hot flashes (of the face, neck and chest), irregular menstrual cycle, night sweats, weight gain, thinning of hair and mood changes.
These symptoms can often disrupt daily life so using HRT medication, such as Premique, can restore the natural hormone balance.
Premique is a prescription-only medication. Always follow the advice of your doctor and read the patient information leaflet provided in the medication packet. Your doctor will aim to prescribe you as lower dose as possible in order to treat your symptoms.
Take one tablet each day, at approximately the same time of day, by swallowing whole with a drink of water. The tablets will have arrows next to them, to assist you in making sure you’re taking them correctly.
If you are not currently taking HRT or you are taking another period-free HRT, you may start your first pack of Premique at any convenient time. If you are changing from an HRT product that gives you a monthly bleed, start Premique the day after you finish the course of the previous product.
Premique contains active ingredients in the form of female hormones. Your doctor will prescribe you the weakest one possible.
This low dose drug contains 0.3mg of conjugated estrogens and 1.5mg of medroxyprogesterone acetate in each tablet.
If you forget to take your Premique tablet then you should take it as soon as you remember, unless it’s more than 12 hours late. In this case, you should dispose of the missed tablet and resume taking the medication as normal.
If you take more Premique than you should, then you should have no problems. However, you may have side effects like nausea, breast tenderness, abdominal pain, or drowsiness. If you are worried then you should contact your doctor.
Before taking Premique, you should always first consult your doctor. You should not take Premique if any of the following apply to you:
Your prescription of Premique may also be affected by a number of other factors, so you should make your doctor aware if any of the following apply:
Like many medications with active ingredients, Premique can affect or be affected by other medicines. Particular medications that you may experience this with include the following:
If you are taking any of the above medications, then you should make your doctor aware so that they can advise whether or not Premique will be the best course of action for you.
Taking HRT medication can increase your chances of excessive thickening of the lining of the womb, cancer of the womb lining, and breast cancer so be sure to pay attention to your body, inspect your breasts regularly and notify your doctor of any changes you notice.
Blood clots are higher in HRT users than in non-users, especially during the first year of taking it. Again, you should keep an eye out for any possible signs of a blood clot and contact your doctor if you notice anything different.
The most common side effects of using Premique include:
If you do experience one or more of these side effects and they persist or worsen, then inform your doctor right away. You should also contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects.
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