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Pegasys subcutaneous

precautions

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

If you are:

Pregnant:

FDB Contraindicated or Not Recommended: FDA C;ABORTIFACIENT IN ANIMALS 20-500 TIMES THE WEEKLY HUMAN DOSE

Nursing:

Precaution: POTENTIAL FOR ADVERSE EFFECTS IN NURSING INFANT

An adult over 60:

Precaution: ADVERSE RXNS MAY BE MORE SEVERE; CAUTION IN RENAL IMPAIRMENT.

Giving Pegasys subcutaneous to a child under 12:

Absolute Contraindication: BENZYL ALCOHOL RISK OF RESPIRATORY/NEUROLOGIC ADV. EVENTS. NO SAFETY/EFFICACY

Warning: GROWTH INHIBITION REPORTED. NO SAFETY AND EFFICACY AGE < 5 YEARS.

Warning: MONITOR HEIGHT AND WEIGHT FOR IMPAIRED GROWTH. MONITOR BLOOD COUNTS.

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