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niacin-lovastatin

precautions

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

If you are:

Pregnant:

Absolute Contraindication

Nursing:

Precaution: POTENTIAL ADVERSE EFFECT ON INFANT WITH LIPID ALTERING DOSE

Absolute Contraindication: CONTRAINDICATED PER MFR;EXCRETED IN RAT STUDIES,POTENTIAL SEV ADVERSE EFFECTS

An adult over 60:

Precaution: (SOM)INCR. RISK MYOPATHY/RHABDO ESPECIALLY W/ RENAL DZ.MONITOR LFT'S

Giving niacin-lovastatin to a child under 12:

Warning: NOT STUDIED IN PREPUBERTAL GIRLS OR PATIENTS LESS THAN 10 YEARS OF AGE.

Warning: MONITOR FOR MYOPATHY, LIVER FXN. COUNSEL ADOLES. FEMALES ON CONTRACEPTION.

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