Promensil is an alternative treatment for hormone replacement to aid menopausal symptoms. It is also used to treat osteoporosis and other conditions such as high cholesterol. Promensil is called red clover, purple clover and phytoestrogen among other names. Phytoestrogens (plant-based chemicals that are similar to oestrogen, a female hormone produced by the ovaries) is the active ingredient in Promensil. As with any medication it is best to know the function and side effects of Promensil before taking it.
Promensil tablets come in 40 mg dosage and each tablet contains four isoflavones (phytoestrogens) called genistein, formononetin, daidzein and biochanin. These plant oestrogen make Promensil an effective supplement that mimics the effects of natural oestrogen when it is taken by menopausal women or women with decreasing levels of oestrogen. Promensil helps to relieve the hot flushes and night sweating symptoms of menopause while enhancing the feelings of well-being.
The common side effects of Promensil include headaches, upset stomach and nausea. In addition there may be muscle pain or vaginal spotting between periods. Contact your doctor for advice if you experience any of these symptoms and if they become bothersome and persistent.
Other Side Effects
Other side effects that may rarely occur but are considered serious include pain in the breasts, severe headache and muscle weakness or pain in the legs as well as chest pains. If you should experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek immediate medical care and advice.
Additinal Side Effects
Additional side effects may include pain in the right upper abdominal region of the stomach along with signs of jaundice such as a yellowish discolouration of the skin or cornea (white of the eyes). Your urine may also take on a dark discolouration or their may be an elevation in the laboratory results of your liver enzyme test. Seek immediate medical care if you should experience any of these symptoms while taking Promensil.
An allergic reaction is a serious medical emergency. These symptoms may include a rash, hives with itching or swelling of the face mouth, tongue or throat along with wheezing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Seek immediate emergency medical care if you should experience any of these symptoms.
Discuss your medical history with your doctor to include any medications, herbal products or over the counter drugs you may be taking. It's important to include any history of conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer and kidney disease or liver and heart conditions or diabetes. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breast feeding or is planning to get pregnant during the time you will be taking Promensil.