What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Amlodipine BESYLATE to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- FDB Only When Necessary: UNCONTROLLED HTN CAN RESULT IN INCREASED MATERNAL/FETAL MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAIL; CONSIDER MATERNAL TREATMENT BENEFIT VS INFANT RISK
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: General-Not recommended as first line therapy in the elderly. Cardiovascular-Start at 2.5 mg/day and slowly titrate upward. Peripheral edema may be common. Lower drug clearance may result in increased sensitivity to blood pressure lowering effects. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation.
Giving Amlodipine BESYLATE to a child under 12
- management or monitoring precaution: No safety and efficacy data for age < 6 years.
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