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Before you take Delestrogen, warnings and precautions for the medication should be discussed with your healthcare provider to help ensure a safe treatment process. For instance, tell him or her about any existing medical conditions you have, including diabetes, epilepsy, or asthma (as Delestrogen can make these conditions worse). You should also discuss any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and herbal supplements, as Delestrogen can negatively interact with several medicines.
Delestrogen: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Delestrogen® (estradiol valerate) if you have:
- Unexplained abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Heart disease or heart problems of any kind
- Cancer (or a history of cancer) of any kind
- Had a heart attack, blood clot, or stroke
- High blood pressure, high cholesterol, or high triglycerides
- Gallbladder disease
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Had 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
- 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.