What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Levothyroxine SODIUM to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- FDB Only When Necessary: HUMAN DATA SUGGEST NO KNOWN DEV TOX; MONITOR TSH FOR POSSIBLE DOSE INCREASES
If you are NURSING
- No Known Risk: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST NO ADVERSE EFFECTS ON INFANT
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: General-Elderly may be more sensitive to l-thyroxine. Start at lower dose. Cardiovascular-Use caution and start at lower doses in those patients with cardiac disease, particularly atrial fibrillation.
Giving Levothyroxine SODIUM to a child under 12
- management or monitoring precaution: Monitor closely to avoid adverse effects on intellectual development, brain maturation, and linear growth due to overtreatment or undertreatment. Rare reports of pseudotumor cerebri and slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
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