What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Diclofenac Epolamine Patch, Transdermal 12 Hours to Children or the Elderly?

If you are pregnant

  • Not Recommended:
  • If you are nursing

  • Precaution: INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA AVAILABLE
  • If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Gastrointestinal-Increased risk for ulceration or serious GI bleed with history of PUD or GI bleed. Renal-Risk for exacerbation of CKD. Cardiovascular-May exacerbate pre-existing hypertension,CHF. Cardiovascular thrombotic event risk, including MI and stroke, increases with duration of use. Risk for reinfarction with minimal NSAID use post-MI. Contraindicated in the setting of CABG. Hepatic-Elevated hepatic transaminases may occur with chronic use.
  • Pediatric use

  • Severe Precaution: Safety and efficacy have not been established in age < 6 years.
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