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To help ensure a safe and effective treatment process with Cenestin, warnings and precautions for the drug should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. For example, if you have heart disease, liver disease, or endometriosis, you may not be able to safely take Cenestin. Warnings and precautions with this medication also extend to people who have certain allergies and to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Cenestin: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Cenestin® (conjugated estrogens) if you have:
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- Heart disease
- Had a blood clot
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- 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)
- Had 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
- 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.