What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Axert to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Only When Necessary:
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA AVAILABLE; DRUG EXCRETED IN RAT STUDIES
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Renal-The drug is partially cleared renally. Reduce dose to 6.25mg for severe renal impairment (CrCL<30 mL/min.) Hepatic-Elderly patients are more likely to have decreased hepatic function thus potentially decreasing drug clearance. Cardiovascular-Hypertensive effects may be more pronounced in the elderly and increase the risk for cardiovascular events in those with cardiovascular disease. Avoid use of the drug in any patient with a cerebrovascular syndrome.
Giving Axert to a child under 12
- management or monitoring precaution: Safety and efficacy not established age < 12 years.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.