Who should not take Balcoltra?

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

Conditions:

  • iron metabolism disorder causing increased iron storage
  • an overload of iron in the blood
  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst
  • an ulcer from too much stomach acid
  • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
  • ulcerative colitis
  • an inflammatory condition of the intestines
  • Diverticular Disease
  • excess iron due to repeated blood transfusions
  • breast cancer
  • diabetes
  • excessive fat in the blood
  • porphyria
  • overweight
  • depression
  • a migraine headache
  • a clot in the small veins that carry blood to or from the retina of the eye
  • high blood pressure
  • a heart attack
  • coronary artery disease
  • a clot in the lung
  • a stroke
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • thrombophlebitis
  • an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
  • blood clot in a deep vein of the extremities
  • at risk for formation of blood clots
  • liver problems
  • visible water retention
  • bedridden patient or one unable to move around freely
  • tobacco smoking
  • a liver tumor
  • family history of breast cancer
  • tumor that is dependent on estrogen for growth
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • low levels of parathyroid hormone
  • high cholesterol
  • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
  • Inherited Disorder of Continuing Episodes of Swelling
  • Deficiency of Anti-Clotting Agents
  • increased risk of blood clotting
  • optic disk edema
  • heart valve disease
  • disease of the gallbladder
  • recent operation
  • Increased Cardiovascular Event Risk
  • Protein C Deficiency Disease

Allergies:

  • Estrogens
  • Progestins
  • Iron Complex
  • Iron Analogues

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