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Before starting treatment with Emcyt, it is important to discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider. For example, people with a history of diabetes, migraines, or a seizure disorder may have an increased risk for serious problems with Emcyt. Safety precautions with this drug also include warnings of drug interactions and risk for heart attack or stroke.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Emcyt® (estramustine phosphate) if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- A blood clot or a history of blood clots
- Heart or blood vessel disease, such as congestive heart disease or coronary artery disease
- Had a stroke or heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Fluid retention (edema)
- Seizure disorder
- Been told you have high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia)
- A condition that causes you to have high calcium blood levels, such as:
- Paget's disease
- Cancer that has spread to your bone
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.