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Conjugated Estrogens And Bazedoxifene

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CONJUGATED ESTROGENS; BAZEDOXIFENE is used as hormone replacement in menopausal women who still have their uterus. This medicine helps to treat hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis (weak bones). Compare estrogen Agonist/Antagonists.
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Conjugated Estrogens And Bazedoxifene Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Do not take a progestin product or additional estrogen or estrogen-like products while taking this drug. Discuss the risks and benefits of taking this drug with your prescriber.

Visit your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need a regular breast and pelvic exam and Pap smear while on this medicine. You should also discuss the need for regular mammograms with your health care professional, and follow his or her guidelines for these tests.

This medicine can make your body retain fluid, making your fingers, hands, or ankles swell. Your blood pressure can go up. Contact your doctor or health care professional if you feel you are retaining fluid.

You should make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet while you are taking this medicine. Discuss your dietary needs with your health care professional or nutritionist.

Exercise may help to prevent bone loss. Discuss your exercise needs with your doctor or health care professional.

This medicine can rarely cause blood clots. You should avoid long periods of bed rest while taking this medicine. If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine. This medicine should be stopped at least 3 days before surgery. After surgery, it should be restarted only after you are walking again. It should not be restarted while you still need long periods of bed rest.

Smoking increases the risk of getting a blood clot or having a stroke while you are taking this medicine, especially if you are more than 35 years old. You are strongly advised not to smoke.

If you have any reason to think you are pregnant; stop taking this medicine at once and contact your doctor or health care professional.

If you wear contact lenses and notice visual changes, or if the lenses begin to feel uncomfortable, consult your eye care specialist.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known

Acid or sour stomach

anxiety

backache

belching

bloating

change in vaginal discharge

chest pain

chills

clear or bloody discharge from the nipple

confusion

constipation

cough

darkened urine

difficulty with speaking

dimpling of the breast skin

dizziness or lightheadedness

double vision

fainting

fast heartbeat

fever

full or bloated feeling or pressure in the stomach

headache

heartburn

inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles

inability to speak

indigestion

inverted nipple

loss of appetite

lump in the breast or under the arm

nausea

pain or feeling of pressure in the pelvis

pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

persistent crusting or scaling of the nipple

redness or swelling of the breast

slow speech

sore on the skin of the breast that does not heal

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing

swelling of the abdominal or stomach area

vaginal bleeding

vomiting

yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Diarrhea

muscle spasm

throat pain

upper abdominal or stomach pain

Less common

Neck pain

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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