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    Septra Tablet

    precautions

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

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    Not Recommended: POTENTIAL FOR EMBRYO/FETAL DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY, INHIBITS FOLATE METABOLISM

    Nursing:

    Precaution: CAUTION IN INFANT WITH HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA; SHOULD NOT USE IN G6PD-DEF INFANT

    No Known Risk: NO REPORTED ADVERSE EFFECTS ON 50 INFANTS.

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Renal-Rare risk of hyperkalemia. May need to monitor potassium and renal function. Dose adjust for CrCL < 31 mL/minute.

    management or monitoring precaution: Renal-Impairment increases risk of severe adverse reactions (e.g. thrombocytopenia, bone marrow suppression, hyperkalemia, severe skin reactions). Monitor serum potassium and for folate deficiency with underlying impairment. Hepatic-Decreased hepatic function of aging increases risks of severe adverse reactions.

    Giving Septra tablet to a child under 12:

    Contraindication: Possible bilirubin displacement with kernicterus. Exceptional use for PCP prophylaxis.

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