Enjuvia

Generic Name: Conjugated Estrogens

  • What is Enjuvia?

    Enjuvia is a medicine that contains a mixture of estrogen hormones. It is used to treat moderate to severe symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes. Also, Enjuvia is used to treat moderate to severe vaginal dryness and pain with sex associated with menopause.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Enjuvia?

    Estrogens increase your risk of developing cancer of the uterus. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any unusual vaginal bleeding while you are taking Enjuvia.

    Do not take Enjuvia to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, or dementia. Using Enjuvia can increase your chances of getting heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, or blood clots.

    Enjuvia can also increase your risk of dementia, gallbladder disease, ovarian cancer, visual abnormalities, high blood pressure, pancreatitis (inflammation of your pancreas), or thyroid problems. Talk regularly with your doctor about whether you still need treatment with Enjuvia.

    You can lower your chances of serious side effects with Enjuvia by having a breast exam and mammogram (breast x-ray) every year, unless directed by your doctor to have it more often. See your doctor immediately if you get vaginal bleeding while you are taking Enjuvia. Also, ask your doctor for ways to lower your chances of getting heart disease, especially if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, if you are overweight, or if you use tobacco.

  • Who should not take Enjuvia?

    Do not take Enjuvia if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients, or if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.

    Do not take Enjuvia if you have a history of stroke or heart attack, blood clots, liver problems, unusual vaginal bleeding, or certain cancers, including cancer of your breast or uterus.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Enjuvia?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Enjuvia. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any unusual vaginal bleeding, asthma, seizures, diabetes, migraine headaches, endometriosis (a common gynecological disorder that may result in sores and pain), lupus (disease that affects the immune system), high blood calcium levels, or problems with your heart, liver, thyroid, or kidneys. Also, tell your doctor if you are going to have surgery or will be on bedrest.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The recommended dose is 1 tablet once a day.

    Your doctor will adjust your dose according to your individual response to the medication.

  • How should I take Enjuvia?

    Take Enjuvia exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take this medication at the same time each day. You can take Enjuvia with or without food. Talk to your doctor regularly (every 3-6 months) about whether you still need treatment with Enjuvia.

  • What should I avoid while taking Enjuvia?

    Do not take Enjuvia for conditions for which it was not prescribed.

    Do not give Enjuvia to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It can harm them.

    Grapefruit juice can increase your risk of side effects with Enjuvia. Talk to your doctor before including grapefruit or grapefruit juice in your diet while you are taking Enjuvia.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Enjuvia?

    If Enjuvia is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Enjuvia with the following: carbamazepine, clarithromycin, erythromycin, grapefruit juice, itraconazole, ketoconazole, phenobarbital, rifampin, ritonavir, or St. John's wort.

  • What are the possible side effects of Enjuvia?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: abdominal pain, bloating, breast pain, fluid retention, hair loss, headache, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting, liver problems, nausea, vaginal yeast infections, vomiting

    If you experience symptoms of breast lumps, changes in your speech, changes in your vision, chest pain, dizziness and faintness, pain in your legs, severe headaches, shortness of breath, unusual vaginal bleeding, or vomiting, contact your doctor immediately.

  • Can I receive Enjuvia if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Do not take Enjuvia if you are pregnant. The hormones in Enjuvia can be found in your breast milk if you take it while you are breastfeeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Enjuvia?

    If you miss a dose of Enjuvia, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Enjuvia?

    Store at room temperature.