Do not start using EstroGel if you have unusual vaginal bleeding, currently have or have had certain cancers, had a stroke or heart attack in the past year, currently have or have had blood clots, currently have or have had liver problems, are allergic to EstroGel or any of its ingredients, or think you may be pregnant.
Tell your healthcare provider if you are breastfeeding, about all of your medical problems and medicines you take, and if you are going to have surgery or will be on bedrest.
Serious but less common side effects of estrogens include gallbladder disease, ovarian cancer, high blood pressure, liver problems, high blood sugar, and enlargement of benign tumors of the uterus (“fibroids”).
Common side effects of estrogens include headache, breast pain, irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting, stomach/abdominal cramps, bloating, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fluid retention, and vaginal yeast infection.
If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider or see full Prescribing Information.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.