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

If you are pregnant

  • Not Recommended:
  • Not Recommended:
  • Not Recommended:
  • If you are nursing

  • Precaution: LOW AMOUNTS EXCRETED NOT LIKELY TO RESULT IN INFANT ADV EFFECTS
  • Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST LOW AMOUNTS EXCRETED, WITH NO RESULTING EFFECT ON INFANT
  • Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; LIMITED DATA SUGGEST AMOUNT EXCRETED IS MINIMAL
  • If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Avoid in older adults with or at high risk of delirium because of inducing or worsening delirium. Avoid in elderly with dementia or cognitive impairment. Renal-Dose adjustment may be required for CrCL<50 mL/min. to minimize CNS effects (e.g., mental status changes).
  • management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Avoid in older adults with or at high risk of delirium or mental status changes. Renal-Reduce dose for CrCL < 50 mL/min
  • management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Avoid in older adults with or at high risk of delirium because of inducing or worsening delirium. Avoid in elderly with dementia or cognitive impairment. Renal-Renal impairment may increase risk for confusion in elderly. Avoid or reduce dose for CLCr < 50 mL/min. Hepatic-Hepatic impairment may increase risk for confusion.
  • Pediatric use

  • Severe Precaution: Limited pediatric data. Manufacturer does not recommend age < 16 years.
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