Prempro / Hormone Replacement Therapy
Women undergoing menopause are often prescribed hormone replacement therapy to ease symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats. However, the benefits associated with hormone replacement therapies do not necessarily outweigh the serious risks and side effects these drugs may cause.
For example, Prempro is a commonly prescribed hormone replacement therapy. Prempro side effects include an increase the risk of cancer, strokes, heart attacks and blood clots in women. Other hormone replacement therapies that combine estrogen and progestin like Prempro include Femhrt, Ortho-Prefest and Premphase.
According to a study by the Women’s Health Initiative, all of these drugs can cause severe side effects that can be deadly for women. Despite these findings, millions of women are prescribed these medications every year. Studies show that when 6 million women were prescribed Prempro in 2002, these women experienced a 26% increase in breast cancer, a 29% increase in heart attacks and a 41% increase in strokes.
In sum, many women have been adversely affected by the hormone replacement therapies they were prescribed to ease a life change. Instead of aiding the transition, these drugs often created new life-threatening medical conditions for patients.
For information about the legal options you have after suffering injuries from Prempro or other combination hormone replacement therapies, call the Missouri product defect attorneys at Page Law for a free consultation. You can reach John Page at 314.322.8515 or toll free at 1.800.500.INJURY (4658). You can also email him at email@example.com or visit www.injuredclient.com for more information.