Taking Estratest Safely
Estratest can interact with several other medications (see Estratest Drug Interactions).
Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Estratest if you have:
- Heart disease
- A history of blood clots
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- Gallbladder disease
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or estrogen use
- High cholesterol
- Low calcium levels in the blood (hypocalcemia)
- Any allergies, including allergies to drugs, foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Estratest and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Estratest and 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.
(Click Estratest Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)