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

If you are PREGNANT

  • FDB Contraindicated or Not Recommended: CONTRAINDICATED DURING PREGNANCY.

If you are NURSING

  • Absolute Contraindication: POTENTIAL ADVERSE EFFECTS IN INFANT.

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Musculoskeletal-Higher incidence of myopathy with age over 65. Hepatic-Monitor LFTs for liver dysfunction.

Giving Lipitor to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Manufacturer recommends contraception counseling to postmenarchal females. Monitor for myopathy and liver dysfunction.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Not studied and no established safety and efficacy in age <10 years and in pre-menarche girls.

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