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What are the precautions when taking this medicine?
• If you are allergic to tartrazine, talk with healthcare provider. Some products contain tartrazine.
• There may be a higher risk of endometrial or breast cancer.
• If you have asthma, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have any circulation problems, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have gallbladder disease, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have high calcium levels, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have had high triglyceride levels, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have migraines, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have seizures, talk with healthcare provider.
• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.
• Do not take St John's wort, dong quai, black cohosh, saw palmetto, red clover, or ginseng with this medicine.
• Avoid cigarette smoking. Persons older than 35 years of age and/or smoking more than 15 cigarettes per day are at an increased risk for heart disease.
• Limit alcohol intake (includes wine, beer, and liquor).
• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.
• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.
• Do not apply sunscreen to legs before using emulsion or soon after using emulsion.
• Do not apply sunscreen before using gel or soon after using gel.
• Do not apply sunscreen to gel area for 7 days in a row.
• Apply sunscreen 1 hour before using spray.
• Avoid exposing another person to the spray or the treated area of your skin.
• If a child comes in contact with the spray, she/he should wash area with soap and water.
• The patch may contain conducting metal. Remove patch before MRI.
What are some possible side effects of this medicine?
• Belly pain.
• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.
• Breast enlargement.
• Skin irritation.
• Change in sexual ability or desire. This is usually reversible.
• For females, vaginal yeast infection. Report itching or discharge.
• Gallbladder disease, blood clots, heart attacks, and other vascular problems can rarely occur.
Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately
• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.
• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
• Chest pain or pressure.
• Difficulty breathing.
• Swelling or pain of leg or arm.
• Severe headache.
• Severe nausea or vomiting.
• Not able to eat.
• Severe skin irritation.
• Unusual bruising or bleeding.
• Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes.
• Change in contact lens tolerance.
• A lump in the breast or breast tenderness.
• Any signs of accidental exposure of spray to children. These include early puberty and enlarged sex organs.
• Any rash.
• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.