What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Epivir to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- FDB Only When Necessary: NO FDA CAT;ART PREG REGISTRY DATA SHOW NO INCREASED RISK FOR MAJOR BIRTH DEFECTS
If you are NURSING
- Absolute Contraindication: AVOID BREASTFEEDING IN HIV POSITIVE WOMEN PER CDC
If you are an adult over 60
Giving Epivir to a child under 12
- management or monitoring precaution: Safety and efficacy not established in pediatrics age less than 3 months.
- management or monitoring precaution: Increased risk of pancreatitis with prior antiretroviral nucleoside (NRTI) exposure or other risk factors. Tablet dose form preferred for weight >14 kg.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.