Angeliq

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Angeliq Warnings

Rarely, very serious side effects have occurred when estrogen-only and combination hormone replacement therapies (estrogen and progestin HRT) are used after menopause. Discuss the risks and benefits of hormone treatment and your personal health history with your doctor.

Combination HRT should not be used to prevent heart disease or dementia. Combination HRT can rarely cause heart disease (e.g., heart attacks), stroke, serious blood clots (pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis), dementia, and breast cancer. The risk for stroke and breast cancer increases with age, especially for women older than 75. Estrogens may also increase the risk of cancer of the ovaries. Some of these risks appear to depend on the length of time this drug is used and the amount of estrogen per dose. Therefore, this medication should be used for the shortest possible length of time at the lowest effective dose, so you can obtain the benefits and minimize the chance of serious side effects from long-term treatment. Discuss the details with your doctor and check with him/her regularly (e.g., every 3-6 months) to see if you still need to take this medication.

If you use this drug for an extended time, you should have a complete physical exam at regular intervals (e.g., once a year) or as directed by your doctor. See Notes section.
  • Do not use this drug if you become pregnant.
  • Smoking should be avoided while using this medication.
  • May cause headache.
  • May cause dizziness
  • Avoid prolonged or excessive exposure to direct and/or artificial sunlight while using this medication.
  • Read the boxed warning information for this medication.

Lactation Warnings

  • LIMITED DATA INDICATE HIGHER EXCRETION MAY OCCUR W/VAGINAL VS TRANSDERM ADMIN
  • INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA AVAILABLE; MONITOR INFANT FOR ADVERSE EVENTS

Pregnancy Warnings

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