Who should not take AVASTIN?

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

Conditions:

  • low levels of female hormones in the body called hypogonadism
  • decrease of neutrophils in the blood from cancer chemotherapy
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • high blood pressure
  • a heart attack
  • angina, a type of chest pain
  • chronic heart failure
  • a hemorrhage in the brain
  • a transient ischemic attack, a type of stroke that lasts only a few minutes
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • inflammation of the esophagus with erosion
  • an abnormal connection between the esophagus and windpipe
  • a gastrointestinal tract fistula
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • nephrotic syndrome, a type of kidney disorder
  • bleeding not related to menstrual period
  • recent operation
  • elevation of proteins in the urine
  • impaired wound healing
  • pregnancy
  • a mother who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • a rupture in the wall of the stomach or intestine
  • problems with wound healing after a surgery
  • a type of brain disorder called posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
  • a fistula between two body organs
  • secondary ovarian failure, a condition where ovaries stop working before age 40
  • necrotizing fasciitis
  • bleeding in the alveoli of the lungs

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