Conjugated estrogens help regulate estrogen levels in post-menopausal women. Women can either take a daily pill or get the medication injected into their muscles once every three to four weeks. Injections are done at a doctor’s office, while women take oral medication daily.
Some women experience vaginal bleeding while on this medication. If you experience this side effect, you should see your doctor immediately because it could be a sign of endometrial cancer. Women on this drug should also have regular screenings for breast cancer.
This medication can also cause blood clots, heart attacks and strokes, especially in women who smoke or who are over the age of 35.