Who should not take AVONEX?

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

Conditions:

  • overactive thyroid gland
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • significant anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • mental problems
  • suicidal thoughts
  • alcoholism
  • depression
  • chronic heart failure
  • liver problems
  • seizures
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • abnormal liver function tests

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