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Side Effects of Prempro

PPremprorempro is a defective drug. Since the mid 1990s, women have used Prempro for hormone replacement therapy. Prempro personal injury claims have been on the rise in recent years and have led to many lawsuits against its maker, Wyeth Pharmasuticals.

What Prempro Does to the Body

Prempro is a combination of estrogen and progestin designed to replenish hormone levels in women who have reached menopause.

During menopause, a woman’s body has a diminished ability to produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone. This sudden change in hormone levels leads to hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, difficulty sleeping, and lessened sexual interest.

Prempro, a form of hormone replacement therapy, replenishes these diminished hormones with estrogen and progestin. Women taking hormone replacement therapy often experience relief from these uncomfortable symptoms of menopause.

History of Prempro

Prempro, which is manufactured by Wyeth pharmaceuticals, was initially approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for short-term treatment of hot flashes and other symptoms experienced at the onset of menopause.

Prempro Side Effects

The effects of long-term use of Prempro have been devastating to women’s health. Numerous studies have revealed the dangers of this drug, and many women have stopped using or have drastically changed the manner in which they use Prempro.

The decline of Prempro’s use among women has actually contributed to a reduction in the number of women suffering from breast cancer. Unfortunately, though, many women continue to suffer residual health complications from a drug they once thought to be safe.

Women who have used Prempro for an extended period of time have a significantly increased risk of:

  • breast or ovarian cancer
  • heart disease
  • blood clots
  • suffering a stroke

Prempro has also been shown to increase the likelihood of abnormal mammograms. Women taking the drug are encouraged to get more frequent mammograms.

Why Wyeth Should be Held Accountable

While promoting the drug’s ability to ease the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, Wyeth, the manufacturers of Prempro, went on to promote the drug as a “cure all” for aging in women. These claims, however, were unfounded and Prempro was soon found to have many of the serious health risks noted above.

Wyeth, however, knowingly marketed the drug for uses other than those approved by the FDA. They hired ghost writers who submitted articles to medical journals, touting the drug. Through these articles and other outlets, Wyeth supported that Prempro would not only ease hot flashes and night sweats, but it could also prevent heart disease, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s; treat depression; and provide a renewed interest in sex.

These inflated claims by Wyeth on the virtues of their drug led women to take Prempro for much longer than recommended by the FDA, and for reasons not approved by the FDA. In 2002, a large federal study showed that the risks of long-term use of Prempro greatly outweighed any benefits. The risk of side effects, including cancer and heart disease among others, was so great that this and other studies were canceled out of concern for patient safety.

What to do if you have been Injured by Prempro

If you, or someone you love, has experienced the debilitating effects of Prempro, the manufacturer may be liable. E. Ryan Bradley, a St. Louis personal injury lawyer, has more than 30 years of experience handling claims associated with serious health risks or death. Contact us today and speak to an experienced Missouri drug defect lawyer for free.

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