Who should not take Tykerb?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- low amount of magnesium in the blood
- low amount of potassium in the blood
- torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
- prolonged QT interval on EKG
- left ventricular heart failure
- abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
- a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
- damage to the liver and inflammation
- excessive diarrhea
- a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
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