Prempo is an FDA approved drug that contains estrogen and progestin replacement used during hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat menopause. Relieving symptoms of menopause and osteoporosis are the main objectives of Prempro. While still the most popularly prescribed drug for menopausal women, long term clinical trials have been suspended for extreme risk of injury.
Adverse Effects of Prempro
During a long term clinical trial to determine if Prempo could also reduce heart attacks and hip fractures instead of preventing disease, Prempo increased the occurrence of heart disease. Heart attacks and increased rates of breast cancer were apparent in those who had been taking Prempo.
Current Status of Prempro
Prempro has been a proven reliever of menopausal symptoms. However, the benefits might not be worth the risk of increased rate of heart disease or breast cancer. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revised the warning labels but have not taken further steps. Physicians and the FDA now recommend taking the smallest effective dosage of Prempro possible and using the product for a short period of time. If you have been injured by taking Prempro, consulting an attorney specializing defective medical products or personal injury would help preserve your rights and your ability to recover for your injuries.