Who should not take LEFLUNOMIDE?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- active tuberculosis
- inactive tuberculosis
- chronic hepatitis B
- chronic hepatitis C
- a type of systemic fungal infection called aspergillosis
- pneumonia with a fungus called Pneumocystis jirovecii
- a bad infection
- 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
- significantly decreased activity of the bone marrow
- decreased blood platelets
- very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
- low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
- a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
- a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
- liver failure
- liver problems
- decreased kidney function
- abnormal liver function tests
- a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
- acute inflammation of the liver due to hepatitis C virus
- hepatitis B
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