drospirenone and estradiol (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my doctor before taking drospirenone and estradiol (Angeliq)?
You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to drospirenone or estradiol, or if you have:
To make sure you can safely take drospirenone and estradiol, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
Estradiol may increase your risk of developing a condition that may lead to uterine cancer. Taking the combination of drospirenone and estradiol may reduce this risk. Talk with your doctor about your individual risk, and report any unusual vaginal bleeding right away.
FDA pregnancy category X. Do not use drospirenone and estradiol if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment.
The hormones in drospirenone and estradiol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. This medication may also slow breast milk production. Do not use if you are breast feeding a baby.
How should I take drospirenone and estradiol (Angeliq)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Do not crush, chew, or break a drospirenone and estradiol tablet. Swallow it whole.
Try to take drospirenone and estradiol at the same time each day.
If you need surgery or medical tests or if you will be on bed rest, you may need to stop using this medication for a short time. Any doctor or surgeon who treats you should know that you are taking drospirenone and estradiol.
Have regular physical exams and mammograms, and self-examine your breasts for lumps on a monthly basis while taking drospirenone and estradiol.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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