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NOTES: Do not share this medication with others. Keep all medical and laboratory appointments. You should have regular physical exams (such as once a year, or as directed by your doctor) that include blood pressure, breast/pelvic exam, mammogram, and testing for cervical cancer (Pap test). Follow your doctor's instructions on how to examine your own breasts and report any lumps immediately. Consult your doctor for more details.Lifestyle changes (such as reducing stress, eating a low fat/low salt diet, losing weight if you are overweight) to control or prevent high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes help to prevent heart disease and strokes. Keep your mind active with mental exercises to help prevent dementia. Talk with your doctor about lifestyle changes that might benefit you.You can also manage hot flashes by keeping a cool body temperature (by using a fan, drinking cool beverages, dressing lightly/in layers, avoiding hot/spicy foods). Limiting caffeine and alcohol, exercising regularly, and learning relaxation techniques may help reduce hot flashes. Using vaginal lubricants can help lessen discomfort during intercourse.

MISSED DOSE: For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of this medication as directed. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor immediately to establish a new dosing schedule.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Last Editorial Review: 9/22/2010

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