Who should not take Fludara Intravenous?

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


  • a bacterial infection
  • shingles
  • an infection due to a fungus
  • a bad infection
  • destruction of red blood cells by body's own antibodies
  • acquired hemolytic anemia, an anemia due to destruction of red cells
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • anemia
  • low platelet count and bleeding from immune response
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • confusion
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • optic neuropathy, a disease of the optic nerve
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • sudden and serious symptoms of heart failure called acute decompensated heart failure
  • inflammation in the lungs due to an allergic reaction
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • uric acid kidney stones
  • severe renal impairment
  • mild to moderate kidney impairment
  • coma
  • seizures
  • visible water retention
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • pregnancy
  • a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • a low platelet count due to an autoimmune reaction
  • progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a type of brain infection
  • acquired factor VIII deficiency disease
  • Evans syndrome, an autoimmune condition affecting blood cells

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