Who should not take RITUXAN?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- a herpes simplex infection
- an unusual viral infection called cytomegalovirus infection
- an infection due to a fungus
- pneumonia with a fungus called Pneumocystis jirovecii
- a bad infection
- high amount of phosphate in the blood
- low amount of calcium in the blood
- high levels of potassium in the blood
- decreased blood platelets
- low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
- angina, a type of chest pain
- ventricular arrhythmias, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
- blockage of the stomach or intestine
- acute kidney failure
- decreased kidney function
- a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
- infection caused by the varicella zoster virus
- a rupture in the wall of the stomach or intestine
- resolved hepatitis B
- reactivation of hepatitis B infection
- a type of immune system problem called hypogammaglobulinemia
- hepatitis C
- progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a type of brain infection
- disease due to West Nile virus
- parvovirus infection
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