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What should I know before taking conjugated estrogens?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

If you have asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, epilepsy, hypoparathyroidism, impaired kidney function, lupus (SLE), migraines, or porphyria, bazedoxifene and conjugated estrogens may not be a good option for you.

If you have had a blood clot, a heart attack, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, a stroke, or liver disease, you should not take bazedoxifene and conjugated estrogens.

If you have had cholestatic jaundice associated with estrogen use or pregnancy, bazedoxifene and conjugated estrogens may not be a good option for you.

If you are pregnant, you should not take bazedoxifene and conjugated estrogens.

If you have abnormal vaginal bleeding, you should not take bazedoxifene and conjugated estrogens.

If you are breastfeeding, you should not take bazedoxifene and conjugated estrogens.

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