Who should not take ?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
- glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
- low amount of potassium in the blood
- a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
- decreased blood platelets
- very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
- low levels of white blood cells
- psychotic disorder
- a low seizure threshold
- pseudotumor cerebri, a condition with high fluid pressure in the brain
- a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
- myasthenia gravis, a skeletal muscle disorder
- a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
- torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
- prolonged QT interval on EKG
- abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
- severe hardening of the arteries in the brain
- severe renal impairment
- inflammation of a tendon
- rupture of a tendon
- muscle tremors
- abnormal liver function tests
- high pressure within the skull
- anemia from pyruvate kinase and G6PD deficiencies
- lung transplant
- heart transplant
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