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To help ensure a safe and effective treatment process with femhrt, warnings and precautions for the medication should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. For instance, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any existing medical conditions you have, such as epilepsy, diabetes, or asthma, as femhrt can make these conditions worse. femhrt warnings and precautions also apply to women who have certain allergies, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
Femhrt: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using femhrt® (norethindrone acetate/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
- Heart disease
- Had a blood clot
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Porphyria (a condition involving problems with certain enzymes in the body)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Hepatic hemangioma (a kind of liver tumor)
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
- Had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or estrogen use
- Gallbladder disease
- High cholesterol or high triglycerides
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- 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 overweight
- 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.