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Before using Femring, warnings and precautions for the drug should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. For example, you may not be able to safely use Femring if you have certain health conditions, such as gallbladder disease, cancer, and uterine fibroids, as Femring can make these conditions worse. Other Femring warnings and precautions include potential drug interactions and the safety of using the drug when pregnant or breastfeeding.
Femring: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Femring® (estradiol vaginal ring) if you have:
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High triglycerides or high cholesterol
- A history of heart attack, blood clots, or stroke
- Heart problems of any kind
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or estrogen use
- Gallbladder disease
- Uterine fibroids
- Any allergies, including allergies to drugs, foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- 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.