What should I know about estropipate before taking it?

Before taking estropipate, you should know that it may increase your risk for breast, ovary and uterine cancers. Additionally, using estropipate for long periods of time can increase your risk for heart attack and stroke. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, you cannot use estropipate, as it may cause birth defects in the fetus.

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