Who should not take Helidac?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • diabetes
  • a type of joint disorder due to excess uric acid in the blood called gout
  • increased risk of bleeding due to clotting disorder
  • decreased kidney function
  • a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • meningitis not due to an infection
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • alcoholism
  • alcohol intoxication
  • a low seizure threshold
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • seizures
  • chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure)
  • kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function
  • cockayne syndrome
  • Child-Pugh class A liver impairment
  • Child-Pugh class B liver impairment
  • Child-Pugh class C liver impairment
  • diarrhea from an infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria
  • pseudotumor cerebri, a condition with high fluid pressure in the brain
  • liver problems
  • pregnancy
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