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Before starting hormone replacement therapy with Climara, warnings and precautions for the drug should be discussed with your healthcare provider. It is important to know that Climara may increase the risk of dementia, breast cancer, and gallbladder disease. It can also worsen certain medical conditions, so it is important to tell your healthcare provider about any existing conditions you have, including asthma, migraines, or diabetes.

Climara: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Climara® (estradiol patch) 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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