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Menostar Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is estradiol transdermal (Menostar)?
- What are the possible side effects of estradiol transdermal?
- What is the most important information I should know about estradiol transdermal?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using estradiol transdermal?
- How should I use estradiol transdermal?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while using estradiol transdermal?
- What other drugs will affect estradiol transdermal?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Apply a skin patch as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra patches to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding.
What should I avoid while using estradiol transdermal?
Avoid using other estrogen products without your doctor's advice.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with estradiol and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
What other drugs will affect estradiol transdermal?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol);
- phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
- St. John's wort;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend); or
- ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra) and other HIV/AIDS medications.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with estradiol transdermal. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about estradiol transdermal.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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