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    lithium carbonate

    precautions

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

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    FDB Only When Necessary: INSUFF HUMAN DATA; ANIMAL DATA SUG DEV TOX; WEIGH MATERNAL BENEFIT VS FETAL RISK

    Nursing:

    Absolute Contraindication: USE IS NOT RECOMMENDED. USE MAY RESULT IN LITHIUM TOXICITY.

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Renal-Adjust dose in renal impairment. Monitor levels more regularly initially. Neuro/Psych-Higher incidence of CNS toxicities. Endocrine-monitor for hypothyroidism and goiter.

    Giving lithium-carbonate to a child under 12:

    management or monitoring precaution: Weigh risk/benefit. Contraindicated with severe cardiovascular or renal disease. Safety and efficacy not established.

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