Prempro

Prempro

(prĕm′prō′)
A trademark for a drug combination of conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate, used for postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy.

Prempro®

Gynecology An OC with ↑ medroxyprogesterone acetate–Cycrin® and estrogen conjugates–Premarin®. See Oral contraceptives.

Patient discussion about Prempro

Q. my doctor took me off of prempro and i would like to know if this would make me so tried for i have fibro. i went to see my doctor 3 week ago but he took me off of prempro and i have a high level of fibromyalgia and now i don't know if that would make me hurt and get tried like this,or this is a flare.help

A. As far as I know prempro isn't used for treating fibromyalgia, so stoping it may not necesarily cause a flare up of the fibromyalgia.

Anyway, you may want to discuss the implication of changing your medications with your doctor.

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A 2010 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that women who take Prempro are twice as likely to die from breast cancer(4) A study published the same year in Archives of Internal Medicine shows that women taking Prempro or Premarin are also 21% more likely to develop kidney stones over (5) years.
Summary: Zoe Littlepage and Rainey Booth, two attorneys who sued Pfizer over Prempro, a menopause drug, will reportedly get more than $21.
Elimination of sampling by Wyeth, and now exclusion from drug formularies with the attendant exorbitant increases in cost have, in addition to the absence of a defense by researchers or manufacturers, discouraged continuing use of this valuable medication, even among those in whom the safety and benefits of Premarin and Prempro have been established over years of experience and scores of studies.
She has been lead trial counsel for cases involving Prempro, Rezulin, Fen/Phen and other prescription medications.
But the study's adverse effects were seen in women who had not had hysterectomies and who were taking a specific treatment drug, Prempro.
Ray reports that he has received financial support from Pfizer, was a paid expert witness in a lawsuit by the state of Texas against Merck, and is a paid expert in an insurance company action against the maker of Prempro.
Not the breast cancer, not the heart disease, not the strokes or emboli linked to Prempro.
His associates reported ties to Procter & Gamble, Wyeth Laboratories (maker of Prempro used in the WHI), Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Meditrina Pharmaceuticals Inc.
The treatment studied was the most commonly prescribed hormone replacement pill, Prempro, which contains estrogens from horse urine and a synthetic relative of the hormone progesterone.
A coauthor disclosed serving as an expert witness for plaintiffs pursuing Prempro litigation.
The analysis revealed that Wyeth used ghostwritten reviews and commentaries published in medical journals to promote unproven benefits and downplay harms of Prempro -- a brand of menopausal hormone therapy ( HT) -- and to cast competing therapies in a negative light.