Before Using

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of azficel-T in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established.

Geriatric

Although appropriate studies on the relationship of age to the effects of azficel-T have not been performed in the geriatric population, no geriatric-specific problems have been documented to date.

Pregnancy

Information about this azficel-t-intradermal-route
Pregnancy Category Explanation
All Trimesters C Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.

Breastfeeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Achondroplasia (genetic disorder) or
  • Ataxia-telangiectasia (genetic disorder) or
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (genetic disorder) or
  • Epidermolysis bullosa (genetic disorder) or
  • Hypertrophic scarring, history of or
  • Keloid formation, history of or
  • Marfan syndrome (genetic disorder) or
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta (genetic disorder) or
  • Skin cancer, history of—Use of Laviv® is not recommended in patients with these conditions.
  • Allergy to certain antibiotics (e.g., gentamicin, amphotericin), dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), or any products of cattle (bovine) origin or
  • Skin infections of the face—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
  • Weakened immune system—Use with caution due to an increased risk for infection and healing problems.
  • Bleeding problems or
  • Herpes labialis (cold sores) or
  • Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (blood vessel disorder)—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.