Do I need to stop using Divigel® before having surgery or other procedures where I will be immobilized for long periods of time?

Speak with your healthcare professional about all medications you are taking if you are considering surgery.

That’s because blood clots may be more likely to occur following some types of surgery. And estrogen may increase your chances of blood clots.

If possible, you should stop taking all estrogen-based medications, such as Divigel®, at least 4 to 6 weeks before you undergo a surgical procedure associated with an increased risk of blood clots or during periods of prolonged immobilization.