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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Known or Theoretical Risk:
  • Requires a Risk/Benefit Assessment:

If you are NURSING


If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: General-Risk for fluid and electrolyte imbalances. Renal-Substantially excreted by the kidney and the risk of adverse reactions to this drug may be greater in elderly patients with impaired renal function. Cardiovascular-Caution in patients with CHF, especially with renal impairment.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Renal-Nephrotoxicity risk is higher in the elderly; monitor renal function prior to giving dose. Avoid in severe impairment (CrCL<30 mL/min) and correct dehydration before administering dose.

Giving Zometa Vial to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Increased risk of fever, arthralgia, hypocalcemia. Weigh risk-benefit. Not indicated per manufacturer.

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