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


  • an infection
  • low blood sugar
  • pituitary hormone deficiency
  • decreased function of the adrenal gland
  • inadequate vitamin B12
  • excess body acid
  • dehydration
  • alcoholism
  • alcohol intoxication
  • a heart attack
  • sudden and serious symptoms of heart failure called acute decompensated heart failure
  • liver problems
  • fever
  • a condition where the body is unable to maintain adequate blood flow called shock
  • excessive vomiting
  • excessive diarrhea
  • serious lack of oxygen in the blood
  • weakened patient
  • sepsis
  • chronic kidney disease stage 3B (moderate)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 4 (severe)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure)
  • kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function
  • a bad infection
  • low blood sugar
  • a condition where the adrenal glands produce less hormones called Addison's disease
  • severely decreased function of cortex of adrenal gland
  • alcoholism
  • alcohol intoxication
  • liver problems
  • severe renal impairment
  • recent operation
  • major traumatic injury
  • a mother who is producing milk and breastfeeding

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