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    Cordarone

    precautions

    What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering Cordarone to children or the elderly?

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    Not Recommended: DUE TO LONG T1/2 (15-142 DAYS), CONCEPTION SHOULD BE DELAYED AT LEAST 3 MONTHS.

    Nursing:

    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.

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