Who should not take GEMCITABINE HCL?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- an infection
- hemolytic uremic syndrome, a condition that affects the kidney and the blood
- decreased function of bone marrow
- decreased blood platelets
- low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
- capillary leak syndrome, a condition where fluid leaks out of small blood vessels
- a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
- acute respiratory distress syndrome, a type of lung disorder
- hardening of the liver caused by alcohol
- hardening of the liver
- inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
- damage to the liver and inflammation
- decreased kidney function
- a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
- a type of brain disorder called posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
- cancer that has spread to the liver
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