Who should not take Certiva?

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Children who experience allergic reactions or other severe side effects after an injection with Certiva should not get follow-up shots. Cervita should not be given to anyone seven years of age and older. Certiva may not be right for your child if he or she has Guillain-Barre syndrome, HIV/AIDS or another immune system problem; a blood disorder; or cancer or receiving treatment with X-rays, radiation or chemotherapy (basiliximab). Certiva can interact with some medications including some steroids, cyclosporine; azathioprine; etanercept; leflunomide; muromonab-CD3; mycophenolate mofetil; sirolimus; and tacrolimus. Finally, Certiva can cause birth defects and should not be given to pregnant women. Certiva is not available in the US at this time.

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