Just like any medicine, Fareston can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Fareston include but are not limited to:
- Hot flushes
- Vaginal discharge.
(Click Fareston Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Fareston may react with a number of other medicines (see Fareston Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Heart rhythm problems, including a condition known as QT prolongation or long QT syndrome
- Been told you have an electrolyte imbalance, such as low blood potassium (hypokalemia) or magnesium (hypomagnesemia)
- Congestive heart failure
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- A history of a blood clot or stroke
- Had endometrial hyperplasia (unusual growth and thickening of the lining of the uterus)
- Cancer that has spread to your bone
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Low white blood cells or platelets
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Fareston and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Fareston and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Fareston Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)