What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Fluvastatin SODIUM to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Absolute Contraindication:

If you are NURSING

  • Absolute Contraindication: CONTRAINDICATED BY MFR DUE TO POTENTIAL SERIOUS ADVERSE EFFECTS IN INFANT

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Higher incidence of myopathy or rhabdomyolysis with age over 65 particularly with renal disease. Monitor LFTs for liver dysfunction.

Giving Fluvastatin SODIUM to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Not indicated pre-menarche. Manufacturer recommends females be counseled on appropriate contraception.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Not recommended; safety and efficacy not established age < 9 years.

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