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Talk to your healthcare provider about Alora warnings and precautions to help ensure safe treatment and to minimize risks. Since Alora can worsen certain medical conditions, including asthma, diabetes, and endometriosis, you should tell your healthcare provider about all existing conditions you have before using Alora. Warnings and precautions also include watching out for potential drug interactions and avoiding the drug if you are pregnant.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Alora® (estradiol patch) if you have:
- Heart disease or heart problems of any kind
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- A history of blood clots
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Gallbladder disease
- High blood pressure, high cholesterol, or high triglycerides
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or estrogen use
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus)
- Migraine headaches
- Hepatic hemangioma (a kind of liver tumor)
- Porphyria (a condition involving problems with certain enzymes in the body)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
- Any allergies, including allergies to drugs, foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.