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bismuth subcit K-metronidazole-tetracycline

precautions

What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering bismuth subcit K-metronidazole-tetracycline to children or the elderly?

If you are:

Pregnant:

Not Recommended

FDB Only When Necessary: DO NOT USE FOR LONG PERIODS OR IN HIGH DOSES

Possibly Safe: CDC REC TX FOR SYMP BV AND TRICHOMONIASIS DURING ANY TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY

Nursing:

Absolute Contraindication: DENTAL STAINS & BONE GROWTH INHIBITION MAY OCCUR W/ EXTENDED USE

Precaution: INFANT EXPOSURE MAY BE REDUCED BY STOPPING NURSING 12-24 HRS POST SINGLE DOSE

Precaution

An adult over 60:

Precaution: MAY NEED TO DECREASE DOSE WITH DECREASED HEPATIC FUNCTION

Precaution: FECAL IMPACTION, SENSITIVITY TO TOXIC EFFECTS MORE LIKELY

Giving bismuth subcit K-metronidazole-tetracycline to a child under 12:

Absolute Contraindication: DECREASED GROWTH RATE; TOOTH DISCOLORATION.

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