Hot Flashes and Menopause

You, your menopause,
and Your hot flashes. Now what?

First of all, you're not alone.

Postmenopausal woman image

Up to 80% of postmenopausal women experience hot flashes.
In a separate survey, 1 out of 2 postmenopausal women experiencing hot flashes reported they were moderate to severe.

Hot flashes may range from mild, to moderate, to severe. While mild hot flashes only make you feel hot, moderate hot flashes also make you sweat. Hot flashes that make you sweat and stop what you are doing may be considered severe.

Some women may suffer from more than 20 moderate to severe hot flashes a day

In fact, some women may suffer more than 20 hot flashes a day.
Hot flashes due to menopause can last from 6 months up to 13 years, averaging 2 years.

Seven or more moderate to severe hot flashes

You may not have to settle for sweating and suffering through daily moderate to severe hot flashes due to menopause. Keep track of your symptoms, and if you experience 7 or more moderate to severe hot flashes a day, consider asking your doctor if PREMARIN could help reduce your symptoms.

 

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Assessing your symptoms

Hot flash relief may start with talking to your doctor.

Get ready to make the most of your visit.

Track moderate to severe hot flashes due to menopause and talk to your doctor about treatment

When it comes to dealing with your hot flashes, it might be time to make a change.

Tracking your menopausal symptoms can help you talk to your doctor about getting relief.

This is not a diagnostic tool. Your answers to these questions can help in a discussion with your doctor about your symptoms and whether a treatment might be right for you.

 

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More about menopause

Some helpful facts about menopause.

Menopause is a natural stage of woman's life, during which the body undergoes many changes. Beginning at different times for different women, menopause typically starts between the ages of 40 and 58.

Menopause is reached naturally or surgically. Surgical menopause begins immediately after removal of the ovaries (either through a total hysterectomy and/or bilateral oophorectomy). The resulting estrogen loss can result in physical symptoms like moderate to severe hot flashes. Some women who have undergone surgical menopause experience these symptoms more severely than women who have gone through natural menopause.

Ask your doctor if you have questions about menopause or if you need more information about menopause.


Menopause occurs in 3 stages.

The body usually moves through these stages gradually,
except in the case of surgical menopause, which is immediate.
To learn more about each stage of menopause, click on the image below.

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  • Perimenopause

    When estrogen production from the ovaries starts to fluctuate and drop.
    Typically affecting women in their forties, periods become less predictable and less frequent. Perimenopause can last for an average of 4 years, but for some women may last only a few months.

  • Menopause

    Occurs when your doctor has confirmed it and when you have not had your period for 12 straight months. The average age at which women reach menopause is 51. Estrogen levels continue to drop, which may cause natural changes in your body, like hot flashes.

  • Postmenopause

    Typically starts for women in their fifties. Hot flashes can persist, continuing for some women into their 60s and 70s.

It is important to talk to your doctor about the effects these changes may have on your body.

 

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION AND INDICATION

Using estrogen-alone may increase your chance of getting cancer of the uterus (womb). Report any unusual vaginal bleeding right away while you are using PREMARIN. Vaginal bleeding after menopause may be a warning sign of cancer of the uterus (womb). Your healthcare provider should check any unusual vaginal bleeding to find out the cause.

Do not use estrogens with or without progestins to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, strokes or dementia (decline in brain function).

Using estrogen-alone may increase your chances of getting strokes or blood clots. Using estrogens with progestins may increase your chances of getting heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, or blood clots.

Using estrogens, with or without progestins, may increase your chance of getting dementia, based on a study of women 65 years of age or older.

You and your healthcare provider should talk regularly about whether you still need treatment.

PREMARIN should not be used if you have unusual vaginal bleeding, have or had cancer, had a stroke or heart attack, have or had blood clots or liver problems, have a bleeding disorder, are allergic to any of its ingredients, or think you may be pregnant. In general, the addition of a progestin is recommended for women with a uterus to reduce the chance of getting cancer of the uterus.

Estrogens increase the risk of gallbladder disease. Discontinue estrogen if loss of vision, pancreatitis, or liver problems occur. If you take thyroid medication, consult your healthcare provider, as use of estrogens may change the amount needed.

The most common (≥5%) side effects are abdominal pain, asthenia, pain, back pain, headache, flatulence, nausea, depression, insomnia, breast pain, endometrial hyperplasia, leucorrhea, vaginal hemorrhage, and vaginitis.

INDICATION

PREMARIN is used after menopause to reduce moderate to severe hot flashes.

Please see Full Prescribing Information, including BOXED WARNING and Patient Information.

Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.

You may report an adverse event related to Pfizer products by calling 1-800-438-1985 (U.S. only). If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. The FDA has established a reporting service known as MedWatch where healthcare professionals and consumers can report serious problems they suspect may be associated with the drugs and medical devices they prescribe, dispense, or use. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

*Terms and Conditions

By participating in the PREMARIN® (conjugated estrogens tablets, USP) Pay As Little As $15 Co-pay Card program, you agree to the Terms and Conditions, you acknowledge that you currently meet the eligibility criteria and will comply with the Terms and Conditions described below:

  • The Card is not valid for prescriptions that are eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by Medicaid, Medicare, or other federal or state healthcare programs including any state prescription drug assistance programs and the Government Health Insurance Plan available in Puerto Rico (formerly known as “La Reforma de Salud”).
  • The Card is not valid for prescriptions that are eligible to be reimbursed by private insurance plans or other health or pharmacy benefit programs, which reimburse you for the entire cost of your prescription drugs.
  • Insureds must be 18 or older.
  • You must deduct the savings received under this program from any reimbursement request submitted to your insurance plan, either directly by you or on your behalf.
  • Eligible patients will pay a minimum of $15 with a savings of up to $55 per prescription fill. Limit 12 offers per calendar year.
    • If your out-of-pocket cost is $70 or less, you will pay $15 and save up to $55.
    • If your out-of-pocket cost is more than $70, you will save $55 with this coupon and you must cover the remaining expenses.
  • Maximum savings of $660 per calendar year. After you have reached the limit of $660, you will pay monthly out-of-pocket costs.
  • The Card cannot be combined with any other rebate/coupon, free trial, or similar offer for the specified prescription.
  • The Card will be accepted only at participating pharmacies.
  • The Card is not health insurance.
  • No membership fees.
  • This offer is good only in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
  • The Card is limited to one per person during this offering period and is not transferable.
  • Pfizer reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this offer without notice at any time.
  • The Card and Program expire on 12/31/16.

For reimbursement when using a nonparticipating pharmacy/mail order: Pay for PREMARIN prescription and mail copy of original pharmacy receipt (cash register receipt NOT valid) with product name, date, and amount circled to: PREMARIN $15 Co-pay Card, 2250 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300, Morrisville, NC 27560. Be sure to include a copy of the front of your $15 Co-pay Card, your name, and mailing address.

For help with the PREMARIN $15 Co-pay Card, call 1-866-410-3700, or write: PREMARIN $15 Co-pay Card, 2250 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300, Morrisville, NC 27560. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION AND INDICATION

Using estrogen-alone may increase your chance of getting cancer of the uterus (womb). Report any unusual vaginal bleeding right away while you are using PREMARIN. Vaginal bleeding after menopause may be a warning sign of cancer of the uterus (womb). Your healthcare provider should check any unusual vaginal bleeding to find out the cause.

Do not use estrogens with or without progestins to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, strokes or dementia (decline in brain function).

Using estrogen-alone may increase your chances of getting strokes or blood clots. Using estrogens with progestins may increase your chances of getting heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, or blood clots.

Using estrogens, with or without progestins, may increase your chance of getting dementia, based on a study of women 65 years of age or older.

You and your healthcare provider should talk regularly about whether you still need treatment.

PREMARIN should not be used if you have unusual vaginal bleeding, have or had cancer, had a stroke or heart attack, have or had blood clots or liver problems, have a bleeding disorder, are allergic to any of its ingredients, or think you may be pregnant. In general, the addition of a progestin is recommended for women with a uterus to reduce the chance of getting cancer of the uterus.

Estrogens increase the risk of gallbladder disease. Discontinue estrogen if loss of vision, pancreatitis, or liver problems occur. If you take thyroid medication, consult your healthcare provider, as use of estrogens may change the amount needed.

The most common (≥5%) side effects are abdominal pain, asthenia, pain, back pain, headache, flatulence, nausea, depression, insomnia, breast pain, endometrial hyperplasia, leucorrhea, vaginal hemorrhage, and vaginitis.

INDICATION

PREMARIN is used after menopause to reduce moderate to severe hot flashes.

Please see Full Prescribing Information, including BOXED WARNING and Patient Information.

Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.

You may report an adverse event related to Pfizer products by calling 1-800-438-1985 (U.S. only). If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. The FDA has established a reporting service known as MedWatch where healthcare professionals and consumers can report serious problems they suspect may be associated with the drugs and medical devices they prescribe, dispense, or use. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

*Terms and Conditions

By participating in the PREMARIN® (conjugated estrogens tablets, USP) Pay As Little As $15 Co-pay Card program, you agree to the Terms and Conditions, you acknowledge that you currently meet the eligibility criteria and will comply with the Terms and Conditions described below:

  • The Card is not valid for prescriptions that are eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by Medicaid, Medicare, or other federal or state healthcare programs including any state prescription drug assistance programs and the Government Health Insurance Plan available in Puerto Rico (formerly known as “La Reforma de Salud”).
  • The Card is not valid for prescriptions that are eligible to be reimbursed by private insurance plans or other health or pharmacy benefit programs, which reimburse you for the entire cost of your prescription drugs.
  • Insureds must be 18 or older.
  • You must deduct the savings received under this program from any reimbursement request submitted to your insurance plan, either directly by you or on your behalf.
  • Eligible patients will pay a minimum of $15 with a savings of up to $55 per prescription fill. Limit 12 offers per calendar year.
    • If your out-of-pocket cost is $70 or less, you will pay $15 and save up to $55.
    • If your out-of-pocket cost is more than $70, you will save $55 with this coupon and you must cover the remaining expenses.
  • Maximum savings of $660 per calendar year. After you have reached the limit of $660, you will pay monthly out-of-pocket costs.
  • The Card cannot be combined with any other rebate/coupon, free trial, or similar offer for the specified prescription.
  • The Card will be accepted only at participating pharmacies.
  • The Card is not health insurance.
  • No membership fees.
  • This offer is good only in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
  • The Card is limited to one per person during this offering period and is not transferable.
  • Pfizer reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this offer without notice at any time.
  • The Card and Program expire on 12/31/16.

For reimbursement when using a nonparticipating pharmacy/mail order: Pay for PREMARIN prescription and mail copy of original pharmacy receipt (cash register receipt NOT valid) with product name, date, and amount circled to: PREMARIN $15 Co-pay Card, 2250 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300, Morrisville, NC 27560. Be sure to include a copy of the front of your $15 Co-pay Card, your name, and mailing address.

For help with the PREMARIN $15 Co-pay Card, call 1-866-410-3700, or write: PREMARIN $15 Co-pay Card, 2250 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300, Morrisville, NC 27560. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.