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Valu-Foam

precautions

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

If you are:

Pregnant:

FDB Only When Necessary: AVOID CHRONIC HIGH DOSE

Nursing:

No Known Risk: POOR GI ABSORPTION

No Known Risk: EXCRETED IN ANIMAL STUDIES;POOR GI ABSORPTION

An adult over 60:

Precaution: MAY CAUSE DIARRHEA. CAUTION IN RENAL IMPAIRMENT.

Precaution: MAY CAUSE CONSTIPATION. OVER USE MAY AFFECT BONE MINERALIZATION.

Precaution: CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE ANTACID. HIGH SODIUM CONTENT, RISK OF ALKALOSIS

Giving Valu-Foam to a child under 12:

Warning: RARE RISK OF OSTEOMALACIA WITH HIGH DOSE THERAPY.

Relative Contraindication: NOT RECOMMENDED UNDER 6YRS OF AGE UNLESS PROPERLY DIAGNOSED.

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