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Ogen Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is estropipate (Ogen)?
- What are the possible side effects of estropipate (Ogen)?
- What is the most important information I should know about estropipate (Ogen)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using estropipate (Ogen)?
- How should I use estropipate (Ogen)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ogen)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ogen)?
- What should I avoid while using estropipate (Ogen)?
- What other drugs will affect estropipate (Ogen)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Ogen)?
Take the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take your medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Ogen)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of an estropipate overdose may include nausea, vomiting, or vaginal bleeding.
What should I avoid while using estropipate (Ogen)?
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while using estropipate unless your doctor has told you otherwise.
What other drugs will affect estropipate (Ogen)?
Before using estropipate, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- St. John's wort;
- phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
- phenytoin (Dilantin);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- ritonavir (Norvir);
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol);
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane); or
- antibiotics such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Erythrocin, Ery-Tab), ketoconazole (Nizoral), or itraconazole (Sporanox);
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use estropipate or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect estropipate. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about estropipate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Ogen FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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