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If you have a history of cancer, strokes, or heart attacks, ask your healthcare provider if ospemifene can increase your risk for certain complications. In some people, this drug may cause allergic reactions, drug interactions, or other potentially dangerous problems. There are also important precautions with ospemifene for women who are pregnant or nursing, along with warnings for people who have certain allergies.
- Unexplained, abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Cancer or a history of it, including breast cancer or endometrial cancer
- Had breast lumps or an abnormal mammogram
- A blood clot or a history of blood lots
- Had a heart attack, stroke, or mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack, or TIA)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Plans for surgery or will be on bed rest
- A uterus (have not had a hysterectomy)
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
In addition, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Use tobacco products
- Are overweight
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.