The most effective Cenestin dosage may vary considerably from one woman to the next, depending on factors such as other medical conditions you may have, whether you have had a hysterectomy, and your particular menopause symptoms. For women who are using the drug to treat hot flashes, the recommended Cenestin dose is 0.45 mg taken once a day. For women using the drug to treat vaginal symptoms, the recommended dose is 0.3 mg daily.
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The dose of Cenestin® (conjugated estrogens) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your particular menopause symptoms
- How you respond to Cenestin
- Whether you have had a hysterectomy
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your Cenestin dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
When using Cenestin for menopausal symptoms, it is recommended that this medication be taken at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible period of time. However, the most effective dose (and how long it should be taken) can vary considerably from one woman to the next. For treating hot flashes or night sweats, the recommended starting Cenestin dose is 0.45 mg once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose. For treating vaginal symptoms (such as dryness, itching, or burning), the recommended dose is Cenestin 0.3 mg daily.
If you still have a uterus, you must take Cenestin with a progestin hormone, in order to reduce the risk of precancerous and cancerous uterine changes. The progestin can be taken every day or for just a certain part of the cycle (often the last half of each cycle). If you have had a hysterectomy, you do not have to take progesterone along with Cenestin.