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Faslodex warnings and precautions apply to people with liver disease or a bleeding disorder. Also, because the drug is likely to cause harm to a fetus, you should let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. Faslodex warnings and precautions also include potential drug interactions and the safety of taking it if you have not gone through menopause.
Faslodex: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Faslodex® (fulvestrant) if you have:
- A bleeding disorder
- Low levels of platelets in your blood (thrombocytopenia)
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Not gone through menopause
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Specific Faslodex Warnings and PrecautionsSome warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking Faslodex include the following:
- It is not known if Faslodex is safe and effective for cancer treatment in premenopausal women, although it is sometimes prescribed in an off-label fashion for this use.
- The liver helps clear Faslodex from the body. Therefore, if you have liver disease, talk with your healthcare provider before taking Faslodex. Depending on the severity of your condition, your healthcare provider may suggest a different breast cancer treatment.
- Faslodex may interact with other medications (see Faslodex Drug Interactions).
- Faslodex is considered a pregnancy Category D medication. This means that it is likely to cause harm to a fetus during pregnancy. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of taking the drug during pregnancy (see Faslodex and Pregnancy).
- It is not known if Faslodex passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug (see Faslodex and Breastfeeding).