I have taken Premarin 1.25 since I was 36 years old and had a hysterectomy. I am now 65 years old and facing very high costs of this medication through my Medicare & Suppliment insurance, Humana. Can I just quit this drug now that I'm 65? If so... will there be side affects... and what kind?
I am 66 and have been on premarin since I was 52 (right after having a hysterectomy). First I was taking a full dose, but at some point I started cutting my .45 mg pills in half and taking half a pill a day. Then I took these half pills every other day and have been doing that for several years. Recently, after my last doctor visit, my doctor asked me if I wanted to try going off them, as he thinks I may not have any menopause symptoms anymore. I agreed and have been off them for two weeks now. I have not had any symptoms so far, but he said to let him know if I do. I'm guessing you will probably be ok, since menopause typically occurs earlier than our age. But everyone is different. You could try it and see what happens. My concern about myself right now is my bones structure. I'm in good health, but don't want to get osteoporosis. Premarin helps prevent that also. I hope this helps you.
- Premarin Information for Consumers
- Premarin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Premarin (detailed)
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