PREMIA CONTINUOUS - CMI
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some common questions about Premia Continuous.
It does not contain all the available information.
It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist or asking questions.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Premia Continuous against the expected
benefits it will have for you.
If you have any concerns about taking Premia Continuous ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with your Premia Continuous tablets.
You may need to read it again.
What Premia Continuous is used for
Premia Continuous tablets are for the relief of menopausal symptoms caused by a lack of the female hormone oestrogen.
Treatment is usually long-term and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. It may also reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
Premia Continuous contains a mixture of natural female hormones called oestrogens (conjugated oestrogens) and
medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA). Oestrogens are produced by the ovaries in menstruating women. MPA is similar to a natural
hormone, progesterone, which is produced by the ovaries during the second half of the menstrual cycle.
Premia Continuous is available in tablets containing two different strengths of MPA: Premia 2.5 Continuous tablets, which contains
2.5 mg of MPA and Premia 5 Continuous which contains 5 mg of MPA.
They are used for the relief of menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes and sweating, by replacing the natural oestrogen your
body has stopped making. The reduction in the body's oestrogen level may also lead to a thinning of your bones (osteoporosis)
and Premia Continuous can prevent or treat this condition. Premia Continuous has also been shown to improve the blood levels of
various fats and cholesterol when given to women who have passed the menopause. This improvement in the blood fat and
cholesterol levels may benefit you by reducing the risk of heart disease.
Premia Continuous contains medroxyprogesterone acetate to protect the womb while you are taking oestrogen therapy.
Premia Continuous may also help you regulate your menstrual cycle at this time of your life.
Your doctor may have prescribed Premia Continuous for another purpose. Ask your doctor if you have any questions why Premia
Continuous has been prescribed for you.
There is no evidence that Premia Continuous is addictive.
Before you use Premia Continuous
When you must not use Premia Continuous (Discuss with your doctor):
1. If you have allergies to:
any medication known as oestrogen or progestogen
any ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet
Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include skin, rash, hay fever, asthma and feeling faint.
2. If you have any of the following conditions:
you suffer from breast cancer or other types of cancer (your doctor will advise you if this applies)
you suffer from abnormal genital bleeding
you suffer from blood clots, especially if they were associated with previous oestrogen use
you are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless your doctor advises that you can use Premia Continuous. Ask your doctor about the
you suffer from liver disease or dysfunction
3. Do not use Premia Continuous after the expiry date (Exp) printed on the pack OR if the tablets do not look quite right.
4. Do not take Premia Continuous if the package shows any sign of tampering.
5. Premia Continuous is not recommended for use in children.
Before you start to use Premia Continuous.
You must tell your doctor if:
you are taking any other medicines, including any medicines that you have bought from a pharmacy or supermarket
Tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
heart, liver, gallbladder or kidney disease
high blood pressure
fits or convul