Who should not take ?

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

Conditions:

  • inactive tuberculosis
  • a bacterial infection
  • herpes simplex infection of the eye
  • an infection due to a fungus
  • opportunistic fungal infection
  • an infection due to a protozoa organism
  • an infection
  • an infection due to a parasite
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • diabetes
  • high cholesterol
  • low amount of albumin proteins in the blood
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • mood changes
  • psychotic disorder
  • mental problems
  • depression
  • myasthenia gravis, a skeletal muscle disorder
  • glaucoma, an increased pressure in the eye
  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • high blood pressure
  • chronic heart failure
  • inflammation of the esophagus
  • a stomach ulcer
  • an ulcer of the duodenum
  • diverticulitis
  • surgical joining of two parts of the intestine
  • hardening of the liver
  • rupture of a tendon
  • osteoporosis, a condition of weak bones
  • visible water retention
  • infection caused by the varicella zoster virus
  • measles
  • exposure to the measles
  • exposure to the chickenpox
  • kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function
  • an increased risk of developing an uncommon viral infection called an opportunistic infection
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