Who should not take Copegus?

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

Conditions:

  • sarcoidosis
  • thalassemia
  • sickle cell anemia
  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst
  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • significant anemia
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • a heart attack
  • severe disease of the arteries of the heart
  • a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • x-ray results showing lung tissue changes
  • inflammation of the tissues surrounding a tooth
  • liver inflammation resulting from an abnormal immune response
  • hardening of the liver
  • pregnancy
  • Pancreatitis
  • chronic kidney disease stage 3B (moderate)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 4 (severe)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure)
  • pure red cell aplasia

Allergies:

  • Ribavirin

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