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Available by prescription only, Cenestin® (conjugated estrogens) is a prescription medication that contains a mixture of synthetic estrogen hormones. It is approved to treat hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and other symptoms of menopause.
For women who still have a uterus, this drug must be combined with a progesterone hormone. This helps reduce the risk of developing cancer of the uterus. Cenestin comes in the form of a tablet and is taken once a day. Although generally well tolerated, there are some potential side effects, including breast pain, irregular vaginal bleeding, and nausea.
Before starting treatment, it's important to review Cenestin's safety information. This drug may not be suitable for all women, so make sure your healthcare provider knows if you have any other medical condition (such as heart disease or cancer) or are taking any other type of medicine, including nonprescription products, herbal supplements, or vitamins.
(For more detailed information on this drug, including how it works and whether you can buy it as a generic, click Cenestin.)
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