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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Known or Theoretical Risk:

If you are NURSING

  • Absolute Contraindication: POSSIBLE HYPOTHYROIDISM & CV EFFECTS;CONSIDER LONG T1/2 OF DRUG(15-142 DAYS)

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Risk for Torsades de pointes. Follow QTc intervals. Endocrine-Monitor for hyperthyroidism. Pulmonary-Toxicity has been reported days to weeks after drug initiation. Preexisting pulmonary disease incurs a poorer prognosis if toxicity develops. Monitor for cough and progressive dyspnea. Hepatic-Elevated hepatic transaminases are common. Neuro/Psych-Monitor for peripheral neuropathy, coordination and gait deficits. Optic neuropathy and neuritis has been reported.

Giving Cordarone IV Solution to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Rare reports of hypotension, bradycardia and AV block. Contains benzyl alcohol; risk of "gasping syndrome" in neonates.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Increased risk of hypotension, bradycardia and AV block. Safety and efficacy of IV route not established.

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