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DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: other vaginal products, corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone).Also tell your doctor or pharmacist of drugs you may use which affect certain liver enzymes (CYP450-3A4 enzymes) such as: azole antifungals (e.g., ketoconazole, itraconazole), carbamazepine, hydantoins (e.g., phenytoin), macrolide antibiotics (e.g., erythromycin, clarithromycin), phenobarbital, rifamycins (e.g., rifampin), ritonavir, St. John's wort.This product can affect the results of certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this drug.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. Symptoms of overdose may include: severe nausea/vomiting or excessive vaginal bleeding.

NOTES: Do not share this medication with others. Keep all medical and laboratory appointments. You should have a complete physical examination that includes blood pressure measurements and breast/pelvic examinations at regular intervals (e.g., once a year) or as directed by your doctor. Follow your doctor's instructions on how to examine your own breasts and report any lumps immediately. You should also be regularly screened for cervical cancer (e.g., Pap test) and have periodic mammograms as determined by your doctor. Consult your doctor for more details.To help manage hot flashes, keep a cool body temperature (e.g., use a fan, drink cool beverages, dress lightly/in layers, avoid hot/spicy foods). Limiting caffeine and alcohol, exercising regularly, and learning relaxation techniques may also help reduce hot flashes. Vaginal lubricants can help lessen discomfort during intercourse.



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