Generic name: Estropipate
Estropipate belongs to the class of medications known as estrogen replacement therapy. Estrogen is a female hormone that is produced by the ovaries. Estropipate is a type of estrogen. Once menopause is reached, the ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone, and symptoms of menopause can occur. This drug is an estrogen replacement hormone used for the management of menopausal symptoms such as abnormal uterine bleeding, hot flashes, sweating, and chills. Your doctor may choose to use a medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. If you're unsure why you are taking this medication, contact your doctor.
The dose of estropipate should be adjusted to the minimum amount required to control symptoms. Usually the drug is taken for 21 to 25 days of the month followed by 5 to 7 days of rest. Women who have had a hysterectomy (i.e., they have had their uterus removed) may take the tablets daily. Women who have not had a hysterectomy should take the medication along with a progestogen (such as progesterone or medroxyprogesterone acetate ) for 12 to 14 days of each cycle to reduce the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer .
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is very important that this medication be taken on a regular schedule as prescribed by the doctor. If you miss a dose of this medication take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on with your regular schedule. Do not double-up on doses
Uses of Ogen
Side Effects of Ogen
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, notify your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking estrogen. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Ogen:
Drug Interaction :- If Ogen is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Ogen with the following:
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek emergency medical treatment immediately. Symptoms of Ogen overdose may include:
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