Who should not take estradiol?

Do not take estradiol if you are allergic to any ingredients in the drug. Additionally, there are a number of conditions that may indicate you should not take estradiol. This drug may not be the right option for you if you have a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder, a blot clot or liver disease. You should not use estradiol if you have a history of stroke, have had a heart attack or have circulation problems. Do not take this drug if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, plan to become pregnant, have just given birth or are breastfeeding. Do not take estradiol if you have abnormal vaginal bleeding that has not been checked by a doctor. You should not take this drug if you have breast, uterine or other hormone-dependent or estrogen-dependent cancer. Talk to your doctor to see if estradiol is the right choice for you.

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