Menopause Home > Estrasorb Warnings and Precautions
Before you begin treating menopause symptoms with Estrasorb, warnings and precautions for the medication should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. You should also let him or her know about all other medical conditions you have before using Estrasorb, including diabetes, cancer, or high cholesterol. Certain women should avoid Estrasorb altogether, including those who have liver disease, are pregnant, or have recently had a stroke.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Estrasorb® (estradiol emulsion) if you have:
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- A history of a stroke, heart attack, or blood clot
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Heart disease or heart problems of any kind
- Porphyria (a condition involving problems with certain enzymes in the body)
- Had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or estrogen use
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus)
- A seizure disorder (epilepsy)
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Gallbladder disease
- High cholesterol or high triglycerides
- Hepatic hemangioma (a kind of liver tumor)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
- 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.