If you are:
Not Recommended: DUE TO LONG T1/2 (15-142 DAYS), CONCEPTION SHOULD BE DELAYED AT LEAST 3 MONTHS.
Absolute Contraindication: POSSIBLE HYPOTHYROIDISM & CV EFFECTS;CONSIDER LONG T1/2 OF DRUG(15-142 DAYS)
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 to a child under 12:
management or monitoring precaution: Risk of AV block, bradycardia, hypotension. Safety and efficacy not established per manufacturer.