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
  • herpes simplex infection of the eye
  • an infection due to a fungus
  • intestinal infection caused by the roundworm Strongyloides
  • pheochromocytoma
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • diabetes
  • insufficiency of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • psychotic disorder
  • brain injury
  • myasthenia gravis, a skeletal muscle disorder
  • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
  • increased pressure in the eye
  • wide-angle glaucoma
  • clouding of the lens of the eye called cataracts
  • high blood pressure
  • chronic heart failure
  • an ulcer from too much stomach acid
  • diverticulitis
  • surgical joining of two parts of the intestine
  • hardening of the liver
  • decreased kidney function
  • osteoporosis, a condition of weak bones
  • decreased calcification or density of bone
  • inherited deficiency of argininosuccinate lyase
  • inherited carbamoyl phosphate synthetase deficiency
  • citrullinemia
  • infection caused by the varicella zoster virus
  • measles
  • ornithine carbamoyltransferase deficiency
  • arginase deficiency
  • exposure to the measles
  • exposure to the chickenpox
  • broken bone due to disease or illness
  • malaria affecting the brain
  • hyperammonemia associated with N-acetylglutamate synthase deficiency
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