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What should I know about Zaltrap before taking it?

Before taking the cancer drug Zaltrap (ziv-aflibercept), you should know whether you have a condition that makes it dangerous for you. These include:
  • gastrointestinal hemorrhage (bleeding)
  • gastrointestinal perforation (small hole or tear)
  • a condition that slows wound healing
If you have any of these conditions, you should not take Zaltrap. You should also not take Zaltrap if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. If you're scheduled for elective surgery, you should stop taking Zaltrap at least four weeks beforehand.

Before you use Zaltrap, you should know about its potential side effects, some of which can be severe, and when these should make you call your doctor.

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