Who should not take AFINITOR?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- a bad infection
- excessive fat in the blood
- decreased blood platelets
- low levels of white blood cells
- low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
- escape of fluid into the lungs
- a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
- stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
- liver problems
- acute kidney failure
- visible water retention
- elevation of proteins in the urine
- impaired wound healing
- a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
- reactivation of hepatitis B infection
- care immediately before, during and after surgery
- Child-Pugh class C liver impairment
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