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epirubicin intravenous

precautions

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

If you are:

Pregnant:

Not Recommended: DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY SEEN IN ANIMALS AT 0.1 TIMES THE MRHD.

Nursing:

Absolute Contraindication: RAT STUDIES SUGGESTS EXCRETION. POTENTIAL FOR IMMUNOSUPPRESION

An adult over 60:

Precaution: CLEARANCE DECREASED IN WOMEN OVER AGE 70, MONITOR FOR TOXICITY.

Giving epirubicin intravenous to a child under 12:

Relative Contraindication: SAFETY AND EFFICACY NOT ESTABLISHED; HIGHER RISK FOR CARDIOTOXICITY, CHF.

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