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pioglitazone-glimepiride

precautions

What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering pioglitazone-glimepiride to children or the elderly?

If you are:

Pregnant:

Only When Necessary: RISK OF HYPOGLYCEMIA IN NEONATE IF USED NEAR DELIVERY

Only When Necessary

Nursing:

Absolute Contraindication: NOT RECOMMEND;EXCRETED IN RATS;POSSIBILITY OF HYPOGLYCEMIA IN NURSING INFANTS

Precaution: NOT RECOMM BY MFR; INSUFF. HUMAN DATA; RAT STUDIES SUGGEST EXCRETION OCCURS

An adult over 60:

Precaution: DECR. RENAL FXN INCREASES RISK OF HYPOGLYCEMIA. INITIATE W/LOW DOSE.

Precaution: (BEERS)(SOM)HEART FAILURE, FRACTURE RISKS;MONITOR FOR EDEMA/DYSPNEA.

Giving pioglitazone-glimepiride to a child under 12:

Relative Contraindication: NOT RECOMMENDED. RISK OF HYPOGLYCEMIA AND WEIGHT GAIN.

Relative Contraindication: NOT RECOMMENDED. RISKS; FLUID RETENT., HEART FAILURE, FRACTURE, BLADDER TUMOR

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