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

If you are PREGNANT

  • FDB Only When Necessary: INSUFF HUMAN DATA; POORLY CONTROLLED DIABETES MAY INCREASE MATERNAL/FETAL RISK

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; ALTERNATIVE AGENTS MAY BE PREFERRED

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Box warning states the drug may cause or exacerbate CHF. Contraindicated in patients with NYHA Class III or IV heart failure. Monitor for weight gain, peripheral edema and new onset dyspnea. Hepatic-Monitor for elevations of serum transaminases. Musculoskeletal-Consider increased fracture risk.

Giving Actos to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Possible risks include fracture, fluid retention and heart failure, bladder tumor. Not recommended.

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