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Estrogens is used to treat various menopausal symptoms ranging from vaginal dryness, irritation, and hot flashes. Estrogens is the female sex hormone necessary for various body processes.

ESTROGENS ACTION

Women suffering from different symptoms of menopause are recommended to take Estrogens. Likewise, those who would like to prevent osteoporosis among postmenopausal women are advised to take Estrogens. This medication is also given to those who lack natural Estrogens. At times, Estrogens is used for cancer treatment both for men and women.

Estrogens is available under the brand names Enjuvia, Cenestin, Premarin, and Ogen.

ESTROGENS DOSAGE

Estrogens is taken daily. Physicians may prescribe a different dosage depending on the conditions, such as use for 3 weeks to be followed by a week off.

Estrogens can be administered on an empty stomach. Patients are usually advised to take the medicine during the same time of day so they won't forget taking the medication.

It is advised that patients take Estrogens regularly in order to get the most out of the medicine.

In case of a missed dosage, patients should take Estrogens as soon as they remember it. If it is almost time for the next dosage, simply skip the missed dosage and take Estrogens as scheduled. Never take 2 doses in order to make up for a missed dosage.

ESTROGENS SIDE EFFECTS

Patients of Estrogens may experience side effects such as lightheartedness, dizziness, headache, wamble, bloating, weight change, change in libido, and breast tenderness. Immediately consult your mendelevium or pharmacist in case any of these symptoms persist.

Some unlikely but severe symptoms may also occur like changes in mood, breast lumps, swollen feet or hands, vaginal bleeding such as spotting and recurrent blooding, unusual discharge in the vagina, persistent wamble, vomiting, increased micturition or thirst, worsening incidents of seizure, and dark urine.

ESTROGENS PRECAUTIONS

The use of Estrogens can also cause serious health problems like blood clots, myocardial infarctions, and stroke. Women should immediately seek help if they experience symptoms like sudden headaches, weakness on a part of the body, pain in the left arm, slurred speech, vision problems, difficulty in breathing, coughing up of blood, and sudden dizziness.

Patients should inform their physician of their medical condition prior to taking Estrogens. Women who have vaginal bleeding, a history of stroke, blood clots, liver disease, and certain cancers may be at risk if they take Estrogens.

Patients should also reveal their medical history to their mendelevium before taking Estrogens. Those who have a history of asthma, breast cancer, diabetes, migraine headaches, seizures, heart disease, kidney disease, mental disorders, and high blood pressure could be at risk upon using Estrogens.

Estrogens can make a patient dizzy, so women are advised not to drive, operate dangerous machinery, or perform activities requiring alertness. It is also advised that they limit their alcohol intake while using Estrogens.

ESTROGENS DURING PREGNANCY

There is also a risk that women may pass this medication on to their babies through breast-feeding. Estrogens can also limit the amount of milk produced by breast-feeding mothers.

Estrogens has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of Estrogens


 Molecular formula of Estrogens is C18H21NaO5S
 Chemical IUPAC Name is sodium 13-methyl-17-oxo-3-sulfonatooxy-7,8,9,11,12,14,15,16-octahydro-6H-cyclopenta[a] phenanthrene
 Molecular weight is 372.412 g/mol
 Estrogens available : 0.3mg tablets, 0.45mg tablets, 0.625mg tablets, 0.9mg tablets, 1.25mg tablets, 2.5mg tablets

Generic name: Conjugated estrogens

Brand name(s): Conestoral, Estrone-sulfate, Evex, Hyhorin, Morestin, Oestrone Sulphate, Par Estro, Premarin, Prempro

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