Ogen Side Effects
Generic Name: estropipate
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug estropipate. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Ogen.
For the Consumer
Applies to estropipate: tablets
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking estropipate (the active ingredient contained in Ogen)
Breast tenderness or enlargement; changes in sex drive; hair loss; headache; nausea; stomach cramps, bloating, or upset.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); abnormal vaginal bleeding (eg, spotting, breakthrough bleeding, prolonged bleeding); breast lumps or pain; calf or leg pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth; changes in vision (eg, double vision, loss of vision); chest pain; coughing up blood; dizziness; fainting; mental or mood changes (eg, depression); migraine; new or worsening seizures; nipple discharge; pain, swelling, or tenderness in the stomach; severe or persistent headache; sudden shortness of breath; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; symptoms of a heart attack (eg, chest, jaw, or left arm pain; numbness of an arm or leg; sudden, severe headache or vomiting; vision changes); symptoms of a stroke (eg, confusion, one-sided weakness, slurred speech, vision changes); unusual vaginal discharge, itching, or odor; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to estropipate: oral tablet
Cases of oral pigmentation and ischemic colitis have been reported rarely.[Ref]
Use of unopposed estrogen therapy has been associated with an increased risk of endometrial cancer in patients with an intact uterus and less persuasively, with an increased risk of breast cancer.[Ref]
Endocrine side effects with estrogen use may result in increased levels of thyroxin-binding globulin, leading to an increase in total thyroid serum levels and a decrease in resin uptake of T3. Free thyroid hormone levels remain unchanged. Other endocrine effects include decreased fasting plasma glucose.[Ref]
Hypercoagulability has been reported in women taking estrogens, although the clinical significance of such hypercoagulability in postmenopausal women taking estrogens has not been determined.[Ref]
Hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis have been reported in association with estrogens and the dyes contained in some conjugated estrogen formulations.[Ref]
Nervous system side effects include migraine, dizziness, and mental depression.[Ref]
Dermatologic effects include chloasma or melasma, which may not resolve following discontinuation of estrogen therapy. Scalp hair loss, hirsutism, erythema nodosum, and hemorrhagic eruptions have occurred.[Ref]
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It is possible that some side effects of Ogen may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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