This medicine is a synthetic female hormone usually given to women who no longer are able to produce the proper amount of hormone (i.e., estrogen). This medicine is used to reduce menopause symptoms (e.g., vaginal dryness).
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include vaginal irritation, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, stomach upset, bloating, nausea, weight changes, increased or decreased interest in sex, or breast tenderness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience mental or mood changes (e.g., severe depression); calf pain or swelling; sudden severe headache; chest pain; trouble breathing; one-sided weakness; slurred speech; vision changes (e.g., change in contact lens fit, loss of vision); breast lumps; swelling of hands or feet; changes in vaginal bleeding (e.g., spotting, breakthrough bleeding or prolonged bleeding); unusual vaginal discharge, itching, or odor; yellowing of eyes or skin. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice
Product Code: 9734
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.