Who should not take EPIRUBICIN HCL?

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

Conditions:

  • a bad infection
  • significantly decreased activity of the bone marrow
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • a heart attack
  • heart attack within the last 30 days
  • cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • life-threatening irregular heart rhythm
  • chronic heart failure
  • sudden and serious symptoms of heart failure called acute decompensated heart failure
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • severe liver disease
  • severe renal impairment
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • pregnancy
  • a mother who is producing milk and breastfeeding
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