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Cordarone

precautions

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

If you are:

Pregnant:

Not Recommended: DUE TO LONG T1/2 (15-142 DAYS), CONCEPTION SHOULD BE DELAYED AT LEAST 3 MONTHS.

Nursing:

Absolute Contraindication: POSSIBLE HYPOTHYROIDISM & CV EFFECTS;CONSIDER LONG T1/2 OF DRUG(15-142 DAYS)

An adult over 60:

Precaution: (BEERS)(SOM) MONITOR THYROID;RISK OF TORSADES, LUNG OR LIVER INJURY

Giving Cordarone to a child under 12:

Warning: SAFETY AND EFFICACY NOT ESTABLISHED. RISK OF AV BLOCK, BRADYCARDIA, LOW BP.

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