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Precautions and Warnings With Esterified Estrogens

Make sure you are aware of the precautions and warnings with esterified estrogens before starting hormone replacement therapy. Before using the drug, let your healthcare provider know if you have heart disease, high cholesterol, or unexplained vaginal bleeding. It is important to know that esterified estrogens may potentially increase the risk of dementia, gallbladder disease, and ovarian cancer.

Esterified Estrogens: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using esterified estrogens (Menest®) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Have an upcoming surgery
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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