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It is important to tell your healthcare provider about all other medical conditions you have, including high cholesterol, heart disease, or diabetes, before using Estraderm. Warnings and precautions also include avoiding Estraderm if you are pregnant and watching out for potential drug interactions. You should not use Estraderm at all if you have liver disease, a history of breast cancer, or undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding.

Estraderm: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

This drug has been discontinued by its manufacturer and is no longer available. This was not due to any safety concerns but was a business decision. Other brands of estradiol patches remain available.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Estraderm® (estradiol patch) or any other estrogen medication if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Have an upcoming surgery
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
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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