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How do conjugated estrogens interact with other medications or food?

You can take conjugated estrogens pills for menopause with or without food. If you’re a grapefruit lover, let your doctor know, because drinking a lot of grapefruit juice or eating the fruit often can affect dosing. You can still eat them, but you'll need to be consistent about the way you take your medicine so levels don't go up and down. Conjugated estrogens can sometimes interact with other medications. The ones that can be problematic are medicines used to treat blood clots, thyroid disease, seizures, depression and fungal infections. So be sure to tell your doctor about all the prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medicines you are taking, specifically St. John's wort, which can change how your body processes estrogen.

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