Who should not take SECONAL SODIUM?

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


  • high amount of ammonium in the blood
  • porphyria
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • suicidal thoughts
  • alcoholism
  • drug abuse
  • depression
  • hyperactive behavior
  • asthma attack
  • lung failure causing loss of breath
  • a coma due to liver failure
  • liver problems
  • severe liver disease
  • decreased kidney function
  • sleep apnea
  • pregnancy
  • inherited dysfunction of autonomic nerve function
  • impaired brain function due to liver disease
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • complex sleep behaviors like eating or driving while asleep

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