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

If you are PREGNANT

  • FDB Only When Necessary: INSUFF DATA AVAIL; CONSIDER MATERNAL BENEFIT VS. FETAL RISK

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Endocrine-Somatropin decreases sensitivity to insulin and may result in hyperglycemia in susceptible elderly, particularly with risk factors for diabetes mellitus. General-Associated with edema, arthralgia, carpal tunnel syndrome and gynecomastia. Lower starting doses are generally recommended in the elderly due to increased susceptibility to adverse effects.

Giving Serostim Vial to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Monitor for: pancreatitis, scoliosis progression, slipped femoral epiphysis, fluid retention, glucose intolerance, tumor progression/recurrence [if applicable]. Contraindicated in Prader-Willi obese patients with upper airway obstruction, or sleep apnea or respiratory impairment, and with closed epiphysis.

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