Who should not receive Nulojix?

You should not receive Nulojix if you have not been exposed to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which causes mononucleosis. Past exposure to EBV lowers your risk for a serious Nulojix side effect, a condition called post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder, or PTLD. PTLD is a kind of cancer in which certain white blood cells grow out of control after a transplant.

Other people who should not receive Nulojix include:
  • anyone who has been treated with medication to lower the number of their T lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell)
  • anyone who has been infected in the past with cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • women who are pregnant, plan to become pregnant soon or who are nursing a baby
  • anyone who has had an allergic reaction to Nulojix or any of its ingredients
  • children under 18
  • anyone who has had another type of transplant, such as a liver transplant

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