Who should not use estradiol gel?

This drug should not be used if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant or if you have an allergy to its ingredients, undiagnosed bleeding from the vagina or a history of heart attack, stroke, blood clots, any type of cancer, estrogen-dependent growths or liver problems.

The drug may also be inappropriate to people with any of the following:dementia,memory problems, irregular blood calcium levels, history of endometriosis, any kind of breast problem, uterine growths, asthma, high cholesterol, any kind of heart or kidney problem, liver tumors, mood or mental disorders, lupus, chorea, porphyria, pancreas or gallbladder problems, migraines, underactive thyroid, diabetes, jaundice, blood clots or obesity.

You should also warn your doctor if you smoke, are going to be having surgery, have had a hysterectomy or if you take any over-the-counter or prescription medications, as many may interact with this drug. 

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