Who should not take Cimzia Kit?

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


  • active tuberculosis
  • inactive tuberculosis
  • an infection by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes
  • a bacterial infection
  • HIV
  • chronic hepatitis B
  • candidiasis yeast infection that spreads throughout body
  • a type of systemic fungal infection called coccidioidomycosis
  • a type of fungal lung infection called histoplasmosis
  • an infection by the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis
  • a type of systemic fungal infection called aspergillosis
  • opportunistic fungal infection
  • pneumonia with a fungus called Pneumocystis jirovecii
  • an infection by Pneumocystis carinii outside of the lungs
  • a bad infection
  • infection that lasts a long time
  • cancer or malignancy
  • leukemia
  • a reduction in the body's resistance to infection
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • multiple sclerosis
  • demyelinating disorder
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • chronic heart failure
  • sudden and serious symptoms of heart failure called acute decompensated heart failure
  • pneumonia caused by Legionella pneumophila bacteria
  • seizures
  • malignant lymphoma
  • resolved hepatitis B
  • reactivation of hepatitis B infection
  • hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma
  • sepsis
  • an increased risk of developing an uncommon viral infection called an opportunistic infection

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