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Women with medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, or congestive heart failure should consult their healthcare provider before taking Activella. Warnings and precautions for this medication also include watching out for potential drug interactions and screening for breast cancer regularly. Activella may increase the risk of breast cancer, as well as other problems, including dementia, fluid retention, and gallbladder disease.

Activella: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Activella® (estradiol/norethindrone) 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.
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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