Who should not take YERVOY?

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


  • overactive thyroid gland
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • pituitary hormone deficiency
  • severely decreased function of cortex of adrenal gland
  • encephalitis
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • a disorder of the peripheral nerves that enable movement called peripheral motor neuropathy
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • myasthenia gravis, a skeletal muscle disorder
  • detachment of the retina of the eye
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • inflammation of the small and large intestine
  • acute inflammation of the liver
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • kidney inflammation
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • pregnancy
  • a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • multifocal motor neuropathy
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