Who should not take LEMTRADA?

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


  • a bacterial infection
  • HIV
  • shingles
  • a herpes simplex infection
  • an unusual viral infection called cytomegalovirus infection
  • opportunistic fungal infection
  • pneumonia with a fungus called Pneumocystis jirovecii
  • an infection due to a protozoa organism
  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • a decreased number of lymphocytes in the blood
  • a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
  • abnormal bleeding in the brain resulting in damage to brain tissue, called a hemorrhagic stroke
  • low blood pressure
  • pregnancy
  • a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • low CD4 count
  • acute thromboembolic stroke
  • an increased risk of developing an uncommon viral infection called an opportunistic infection
  • pure red cell aplasia
  • a small tear or dissection of the cervicocephalic artery
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