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No absolute contraindications to venom immunotherapy are known.
However, the risk of serious systemic anaphylactic reactions to venom or any potent allergenic extract suggests a number of preexisting conditions that should be considered relative contraindications. Among those conditions are acute infections, immune disease, severe cardiac disease, and treatment with ß-adrenergic antagonist drugs (beta-blockers) and angiotensin inhibitors (ACE-inhibitors). See also Warnings, Precautions, and Adverse Reactions.
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