What should I know before I take ospemifene?

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Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
Emergency Medicine
If you have had a blood clot in the lung or leg, a heart attack, or a stroke, you should not take ospemifene.

If you have had breast cancer, endometrial cancer, or ovarian cancer, you should not take ospemifene.

If you have severe liver impairment, you should not take ospemifene.

If you have undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding, you should not take ospemifene.

If you are pregnant, may be pregnant, or plan to become pregnant, you should not take ospemifene.

If you are breastfeeding, ospemifene may not be a good option for you. It is not known if this drug can be passed into breast milk.

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