Who should not take Sandimmune?

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


  • an infection
  • cancer or malignancy
  • high cholesterol
  • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
  • low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • pseudotumor cerebri, a condition with high fluid pressure in the brain
  • high blood pressure
  • significant uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
  • liver problems
  • damage to the kidneys
  • decreased kidney function
  • seizures
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • high amount of uric acid in the blood
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • malignant lymphoma
  • progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a type of brain infection
  • hyperchloremic acidosis
  • kidney problems due to BK polyomavirus

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