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Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A history of blood clots
- Had a heart attack, stroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA or "mini-stroke")
- An untreated brain tumor
- A history of bleeding problems, such as bleeding in your stomach, intestines, or brain
- Thyroid problems, such as an underactive or overactive thyroid (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism)
- Wounds that have not healed
- Plans to have surgery
- A tear in your stomach or intestines (a perforation) or an abnormal connection between two parts of your gastrointestinal (GI) tract (a fistula)
- Experienced a neurological condition known as reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome
- Been told you have abnormal amounts of protein in your urine
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Inlyta and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Inlyta and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Axitinib to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)