How do estrogens interact with other medications or food?

Estrogens can interact with food and medications. Let your doctor know if you drink a lot of grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit frequently as this may affect the dose. You can still eat these foods but you'll need to be consistent about taking your medication so levels don't go up and down. Estrogens can sometime interact with other medications. The ones that can be problematic are medicines used to treat blood clots (blood thinners), 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 may interact with estrogen therapies.

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