Ogen is prescribed for conditions due to menopause, vulval or vaginal atrophy, and preventing osteoporosis (brittle bones). It is a female hormone and works by replacing the natural estrogens in women who can no longer produce enough estrogen on their own.
Estrogen is a hormone that is produced by the ovaries. Once menopause is reached, the ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone, and symptoms of menopause can occur. This medication is an estrogen replacement hormone used to manage symptoms of menopause such as abnormal uterine bleeding, hot flashes, sweating, and chills. It is used to help prevent osteoporosis (weakened bones) and to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
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Do not take this medication:
- if you are allergic to any ingredient;
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant,or are breast-feeding;
- if you have breast cancer (except in selected patients) or cancers that are estrogen-dependent;
- if you have abnormal vaginal bleeding of no known cause;
- if you have blood clots.
How should I take Ogen?
Always take Ogen exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you do not understand the directions have your doctor or your pharmacist explain them to you.
Take Ogen orally with or without food. Do not stop taking this medication without first talking to your doctor, even if you are feeling well.
Before taking Ogen, inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have and any medications you are taking. Tell your doctor if you:
- have diabetes;
- have a gallbladder disease;
- have fluid retention;
- have cholesterol;
- have fibroids;
- are pregnant;
- are breast-feeding;
- have breast cancer;
- have any blood problems.
Side effects of Ogen
Most severe: Allergic reactions and rashes, chloasma, hemorrhagic eruption, itching, erythema nodosum, and erythema multiforme, pigmentation of the skin, loss of scalp hair, breakthrough bleeding, spotting and withdrawal bleeding, increased cervical mucus, endometrial hyperplasia, reactivation of endometriosis.
Most common: Changes in menstrual flow; absence of menstruation; unusual vaginal secretions; breast tenderness, enlargement, or secretion; nausea; vomiting; stomach cramps; bloating; yellowing of skin or eyes; hair loss; rash; hives; intolerance to contact lenses; vision problems; severe headaches; dizziness; depression; tremors; weight changes; abnormal blood glucose (diabetics); swelling; changes in sexual desire; spotty darkening of the skin, especially the face.
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