estradiol and norethindrone (topical patches) (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using estradiol and norethindrone (Combipatch)?
Do not use estradiol and norethindrone without first talking to your doctor if you have
Using estradiol and norethindrone may be dangerous in some cases if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Before using estradiol and norethindrone, tell your doctor if you have
You may not be able to use estradiol and norethindrone, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Estradiol and norethindrone is in the FDA pregnancy category X. This means that estradiol and norethindrone will cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Do not use estradiol and norethindrone if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Estradiol and norethindrone may decrease milk flow and have other effects on milk composition. Do not use estradiol and norethindrone without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use estradiol and norethindrone (Combipatch)?
Use estradiol and norethindrone exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
To use estradiol and norethindrone patches:
Have yearly physical exams and examine your breasts for lumps on a monthly basis while using estradiol and norethindrone.
Store the patches in their sealed foil pouches at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and direct light for up to 6 months from the date you receive them from the pharmacy or the expiration date, whichever comes first.
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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