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ezetimibe-atorvastatin

precautions

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

If you are:

Pregnant:

Absolute Contraindication

Nursing:

Absolute Contraindication: ANIMAL STUDIES SUGGEST EXCRETION OCCURS;POTENTIAL ADVERSE EFFECTS IN INFANT.

Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; NOT RECOMMENDED IN COMBO WITH STATINS

An adult over 60:

Precaution: (SOM)MYOPATHY/RHABDO INCR W/AGE>65/RENAL DZ.MONITOR FOR LIVER DYSFXN

Giving ezetimibe-atorvastatin to a child under 12:

Warning: SAFETY AND EFFICACY NOT ESTABLISHED IN PEDIATRICS <10 YEARS.

Warning: SAFETY & EFFICACY UNDER 10 YRS OF AGE & IN PRE-MENARCHE GIRLS NOT ESTABLISHED

Warning: COUNSEL ADOLESCENT FEMALES ON APPROPRIATE CONTRACEPTION. MONITOR FOR MYOPATHY

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