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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended: BASED ON DRUG PHARMACOLOGY DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY IS POSSIBLE

If you are NURSING

  • Absolute Contraindication: CAUTION ADVISED; POTENTIAL SERIOUS EFFECTS ON INFANT

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Greater risk of edema. Monitor patients with underlying CHF, establish baseline left ventricular function. Renal-Adjust dose for mild to moderate renal impairment. Increased risk of renal toxicity with prolonged therapy.

Giving Gleevec to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Reports of slowed growth rate. No safety and efficacy data age < 1 year.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Monitor closely for slowed growth rate.

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