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Is estropipate safe for long-term use?

No, estropipate is not safe for long-term use. This drug should be used for the shortest amount of time and at the lowest dose possible to deliver the desired symptom relief. Long-term use may lead to certain risks, such as heart attack and stroke. These risks grow greater the longer the drug is taken. Treatment should be re-evaluated frequently, every three to six months, to determine if continued treatment is needed and safe.

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