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Who Should Not Use Premarin?

You should not use Premarin if you:
  • Are allergic to Premarin, conjugated estrogens, or any of the inactive components used to make Premarin. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components in Premarin.
  • Have a history of breast cancer (except when Premarin is used to treat the symptoms of severe, advanced breast cancer).
  • Have any cancer that is sensitive to estrogen.
  • Have undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding.
  • Have ever had a blood clot or pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lungs).
  • Have ever had a heart attack or stoke.
  • Have liver dysfunction or liver disease.
  • Have a blood clotting disorder that makes you more likely to develop clots. 
  • Are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant).

Premarin Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Premarin should not be used, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before using this medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Premarin warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
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