If you are:
Absolute Contraindication: CDC DOES NOT RECOMMEND BREASTFEEDING IN HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN
An adult over 60:
management or monitoring precaution: Elderly at increased risk of pancreatitis. Adjust dose with renal impairment.
Giving videx to a child under 12:
management or monitoring precaution: Monitor for pancreatitis. Consider periodic retinal exam.
Severe Precaution: Not recommended < age 14 days. Highly variable drug levels. Reports of optic neuritis, retinal changes and pancreatitis.