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Menest

Menest



USES: This medication is a hormone and is given to women who no longer produce the proper amount. It is used to reduce menopause symptoms (e.g., hot flashes), for brittle bones (osteoporosis), and treats certain cancers in both men and women.

 
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Menest

Uses
This medication is a hormone and is given to women who no longer produce the proper amount. It is used to reduce menopause symptoms (e.g., hot flashes), for brittle bones (osteoporosis), and treats certain cancers in both men and women.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


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How To Use
  • May be taken with food or immediately after a meal to prevent stomach upset.
  • Take this medication as prescribed.
  • Follow the dosing schedule carefully.
  • Be sure to ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Side Effects
  • May cause dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, stomach upset, bloating, or nausea.
  • These effects should disappear as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience severe depression, pain in the calf, sudden severe headache, chest pain, shortness of breath, lumps in the breast, weakness or tingling in the arm or leg, yellowing of the eyes or skin, changes in vaginal bleeding (spotting, breakthrough bleeding, prolonged or complete stoppage of bleeding), stomach pain or skin rash.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before you take this medication, tell your doctor your entire medical history, including family medical history, especially breast lumps and cancer; high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy (seizures), migraine headaches; liver, heart or kidney disease; depression; toxemia (high blood pressure during pregnancy); jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes) during pregnancy; excessive weight gain and fluid retention (bloating) during the menstrual cycle, uterine fibroid tumor, abnormal vaginal bleeding; blood clots or stroke; cholesterol/lipid problems or gallbladder disease.
  • Before having surgery, tell the doctor that you take this drug.
  • Depending on strength, this drug may cause a patchy, darkening of the skin on the face (melasma).
  • Higher strengths are more likely to cause melasma.
  • Sunlight may intensify this darkening and you may need to avoid prolonged sun exposure and sunlamps.
  • Consult your doctor regarding use of sunscreens and protective clothing.
  • Cigarette smoking can increase the chance of blood-clots while taking this medication (especially in women past the age of 35).
  • This drug should not be used during pregnancy.
  • If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
  • This drug may be excreted into breast milk and its use is not recommended while breast-feeding.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of seizure medication, barbiturates, corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), cimetidine, rifampin and thyroid.
  • This product can affect the results of certain lab tests.
  • Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this drug.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Menest
Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 51
Location: Florida
Time Taken: 30 years

Reason: Insurance won't pay for premarin Date: 11 November 2010
Side Effects
Absolutely no side effects until I stop taking it. THEN...I get grumpy, bitchy, angry, and the hot flashes start. I never want to stop taking this. It helps me manage my life.

Additional Thoughts
Besides Botox, Menest is my drug of choice.

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