Definition of Estrogen-associated blood clots

Estrogen-associated blood clots: Blood clots are occasional but serious side effects of estrogen therapy. They are dose-related, that is, they occur more frequently with higher doses of estrogen.

Estrogen therapy preparations (all of which carry this risk) include:

The brand names of the estrogen therapy preparations carrying this risk include:

Cigarette smokers on estrogen therapy are at a higher risk than non-smokers for blood clots. Therefore, patients requiring estrogen therapy are strongly encouraged to quit smoking.


Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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