Who should not take PACERONE?

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


  • thyrotoxicosis
  • overactive thyroid gland
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • deposits on the eye
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • optic neuropathy, a disease of the optic nerve
  • complete heart block
  • second degree atrioventricular heart block
  • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • slow heartbeat
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • abnormal functioning of the sinus node of the heart
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • inflammation in the lungs due to an allergic reaction
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • pneumonia with high amount of eosinophil white blood cells
  • damage to the liver and inflammation
  • liver problems
  • recent operation
  • blood circulation failure due to serious heart condition
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • pregnancy
  • a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • laser surgery on cornea of eye
  • fainting from slow heart beat
  • bleeding in the alveoli of the lungs

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