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Alora Warnings

Estrogens, either used alone or with another hormone (progestin), have rarely caused very serious side effects. Discuss the risks and benefits of hormone treatment with your doctor. Estrogens should not be used to prevent heart disease or dementia.

Estrogens can increase the risk of cancer of the uterus (endometrial cancer). Taking a progestin as directed by your doctor can help decrease this risk. Tell your doctor right away if you have any unusual vaginal bleeding.

In postmenopausal women, estrogens, taken with or without a progestin, increase the risk of cancer of the breast/ovaries, stroke, dementia, and serious blood clots. When used along with a progestin, estrogens also increase the risk of heart disease (such as heart attacks).

The risk for serious side effects may depend on the dose of estrogen and the length of time it is used. Therefore, this medication should be used at the lowest effective dose and for the shortest amount of time. Discuss the use of this medication with your doctor and check with him/her regularly (for example, every 3 to 6 months) to see if you still need to use this medication. If you will be using this medication long-term, you should have regular complete physical exams (for example, once a year) as directed by your doctor. See also Notes section.
  • Do not use this drug if you become pregnant.
  • Apply patch to a clean, dry, hair-free area of the skin Alternate the application area with each change.
  • It is important to REMOVE the previous patch each time BEFORE applying a new patch. Follow directions for use.
  • For external use only.
  • Smoking should be avoided while using this medication.
  • Dispose of properly. Fold the used patch in half, sticky sides together and discard as directed.
  • Read the boxed warning information for this medication.

Lactation Warnings

  • LIMITED DATA INDICATE HIGHER EXCRETION MAY OCCUR W/VAGINAL VS TRANSDERM ADMIN

Pregnancy Warnings

  • Treatment not indicated during pregnancy. Available human data show no increased risk for major birth defects.