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What should I know about Stavzor before taking it?

If Stavzor is prescribed for you, be sure to take it exactly as your doctor recommends. Contact your healthcare team if you have questions. You will need to have regular blood tests and work closely with your healthcare team to make sure this medication is working properly. Do not use Stavzor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy during treatment, because this drug can harm the fetus. You should use some form of birth control during treatment with Stavzor to avoid becoming pregnant. Stavzor can cause drowsiness or dizziness, so you should know how you react to this medication before operating a car or other dangerous machinery.
Tell your doctor if you currently have or have a history of HIV, cytomegalovirus infection, brain disease, low platelet count, liver disease, head injury, metabolic disorders, an infant death of unknown causes in your family, mental retardation with seizure disorders, urea cycle disorder or pancreatitis. Stavzor has been associated with an increased risk for liver problems, pancreatitis, depression and suicidal thoughts. The liver problems, which usually occur during the first six months of treatment, can be serious and even fatal. Signs to watch for include weakness, extreme tiredness, swelling of the face, loss of appetite and vomiting.

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