Who should not take Serostim?

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You should not take Serostim if you currently have a critical illness related to complications from surgery (such as open heart or stomach), multiple traumas or respiratory failure, because of an increased risk of death while taking Serostim. It is not appropriate for people with cancer or any type of tumor or those with sensitivity to growth hormones. If you have diabetes that is not well controlled, Serostim may not be right for you as it may increase your blood sugar. If you are breastfeeding, Serostim may not be right for you because it is not known if Serostim passes into breast milk. Your doctor may not prescribe Serostim if you have certain medical conditions, such as pituitary problems, problems with your adrenal gland, hypothyroidism, scoliosis, kidney or liver problems, breathing difficulties or any type of cancer (particularly brain cancer).