M.W. is a 52-year-old white female. She has been prescribed Conjugated Estrogen- Premarin as a result of recent studies that show she is experiencing early signs of menopausal osteoporosis. She is also taking an oral calcium supplement with Vitamin D, as well as a multivitamin. What class of medication is Conjugated Estrogen (Premarin) and how does it work?
What instructions should you give the client on the Premarin?
What are the adverse effects of this medication?
What are”Black Box Warnings”? What are the specific warnings for Premarin?
What is the purpose of the oral calcium supplement? Of the Vitamin D?