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simvastatin

precautions

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

If you are:

Pregnant:

Absolute Contraindication

Nursing:

Absolute Contraindication: CONTRAINDICATED PER MANUFACTURER; OTHER HMG REDUCTASE INHIB EXCRETED IN MILK

An adult over 60:

Precaution: (SOM)MYOPATHY/RHABDO INCR W/RENAL DZ & > 40MG DOSE. MONITOR LFT'S

Contraindication: CONTRAINDICATED FOR NEW 80MG DOSE STARTS;HIGH RISK FOR CONTINUED USE

Giving simvastatin to a child under 12:

Warning: MFG REC POST-MENARCHE FEMALES BE COUNSELED ON APPROPRIATE CONTRACEPTION.

Warning: SAFETY & EFFICACY UNDER 10 YRS OF AGE & IN PRE-MENARCHE GIRLS NOT ESTABLISHED

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