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What should I know about Prempro?

There are certain precautions you should be aware of before taking conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate. The medication may cause harmful reactions with certain medical conditions, including liver, heart, kidney, or gall bladder disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma, jaundice, lupus, clots in the blood vessels, fibroids, genital bleeding, or migraines. Similarly, some medications may react poorly with conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate, including acetaminophen, morphine, St. John’s wort, certain steroids, thyroid medicines, antibiotics, blood thinners, anti-fungal and anti-seizure medications, and breast cancer drugs like exemestane and anastrozole. Also, conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate may increase your risk of ailments like uterine and breast cancer, strokes, heart attacks, and blood clots. Smoking may increase your risk of these side effects. Pregnant women should not use the medication, as it could cause damage to your child's health. Additionally, you should alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding, as your milk can be affected. Finally, taking conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate may affect the outcome of certain lab tests, so let lab technicians know you are taking the medication before undergoing testing.

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