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Drug Interactions With Menostar

Menostar can interact with several other medications (see Menostar Drug Interactions).

Menostar: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Menostar if you have:
  • Unexplained or irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
  • Heart disease or heart problems of any kind
  • A history of heart attack or stroke, especially within the past year
  • A history of blood clots, including blood clots in the legs and lungs
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol or high triglycerides
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or estrogen use
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus)
  • Migraines
  • Endometriosis
  • Hepatic hemangioma (a kind of liver tumor)
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, liver failure, cirrhosis, or liver tumors
  • Asthma
  • Porphyria (a condition involving problems with certain enzymes in the body)
  • Seizures or epilepsy
  • 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:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Menostar Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
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