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Femhrt is a medicine used after menopause to reduce hot flashes and help reduce your chances of getting osteoporosis (thin, weak bones).
How does this medication work?
Menopausal women have lower levels of estrogen hormones in their bodies. Femhrt works by providing the body with estrogen.
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
Hot Flashes: In a clinical study, women treated with Femhrt experienced a relief in the frequency and severity of their hot flashes.
Osteoporosis Prevention: Femhrt has been shown to increase bone density when given in combination with calcium.
When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions. It is important that you take Femhrt exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.
How do I know it is working?
Hot Flashes: You may notice an improvement in your symptoms after you start taking Femhrt.
Osteoporosis Prevention: Your healthcare provider may order tests regularly to check your bone density.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
Do not take Femhrt to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, or dementia (an illness involving confusion, loss of memory, and impaired judgment). Taking Femhrt may increase your chance of a heart attack, stroke, breast cancer, blood clots, or dementia.
More common side effects may include: headache, breast pain, abdominal (stomach area) pain, fluid retention.
Less common side effects may include:
Vision problems, with symptoms such as double vision, bulging eyes, new severe headaches, or vision loss.
Severely high blood calcium levels in women with breast cancer that has spread to the bones.
Femhrt may also cause gallbladder or thyroid problems, increased blood pressure, or increased triglyceride (type of fat in the blood) levels.
Do not take Femhrt if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Do not take Femhrt if you have had your uterus removed (hysterectomy).
Do not take Femhrt if you have unusual vaginal bleeding.
Do not take Femhrt if you currently have or have had blood clots, liver problems, or certain cancers.
Do not take Femhrt if you had a stroke or heart attack.
Do not take Femhrt if you have been diagnosed with a bleeding disorder.
Do not take Femhrt if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Femhrt. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have asthma; seizures; diabetes; migraines; endometriosis (a common gynecological disorder that may result in sores and pain); porphyria (a blood disorder); lupus (a disease that affects the immune system); heart, liver, thyroid, or kidney problems; high or low blood calcium levels; if you are scheduled for surgery or will be on bed rest; or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Women: The recommended dose is one tablet once a day.
Take Femhrt exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop taking Femhrt without first talking to your healthcare provider.
You and your healthcare provider should talk regularly (every 3 to 6 months) about the dose you are taking and whether you still need treatment with Femhrt.
Do not drink graprefruit juice while you are taking Femhrt.
If Femhrt is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Femhrt may interact with numerous medications. Therefore, it is very important that you tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking.
Do not take Femhrt if you are pregnant. Femhrt can be found in your breast milk if you take it while breastfeeding. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of Femhrt, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
Store at room temperature.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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