Who should not take Tarceva?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- liver cancer
- low amount of potassium in the blood
- a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
- increased risk of bleeding due to clotting disorder
- decreased blood platelets
- an ulcer of the cornea of the eye
- a heart attack
- a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
- a stroke
- thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a type of blood disorder
- a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
- a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
- acute respiratory distress syndrome, a type of lung disorder
- liver problems
- acute renal failure in patients with serious liver disease
- high amount of bilirubin in the blood
- abnormal liver function tests
- a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
- a rupture in the wall of the stomach or intestine
- tobacco smoking
- lung tissue problem
- kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function
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