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What should I avoid while taking Premarin?

If you are taking Premarin, you absolutely can't smoke. Smoking tobacco increases the risk for dangerous and potentially deadly blood clots to the brain, legs, lungs and heart. You may also want to avoid spending too much time in direct sunlight. Some women get darkened patches on their skin, so if you’re headed outside for the day, be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen and protective clothing. You should also not become pregnant or nurse while taking Premarin because it can harm the baby. There are also some drug interactions so make sure you let your doctor know about all prescription, over-the-counter and herbal medicines you are taking.

You should not smoke if you are using Premarin. Smoking can increase your risk of blood clots, heart attack, or stroke. You should also not take Premarin, or stop taking it, if you will be having surgery that involves a significant recovery, since being bedridden can increase your risk of blood clots. You should not be breastfeeding while taking Premarin as the drug can pass into your breast milk. You should not become pregnant while taking it, so if you are planning a pregnancy, you should let your doctor know. There are also several other medications that can interact with Premarin, so if you start taking any new medications, consult with your doctor to avoid the possibility of drug interactions.

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