If you are:
Only When Necessary: TERATOGENIC IN ANIMALS;CONSIDER TREATMENT BENEFIT VS.POTENTIAL FETAL ADV EFFECTS
No Known Risk: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; NORMAL CONSTITUENT OF BREASTMILK
An adult over 60:
management or monitoring precaution: Risk for diabetes, fluid retention, hypertension and osteoporosis. Long term use not recommended if at all possible.
Giving Cortef to a child under 12:
management or monitoring precaution: Chronic systemic use may cause growth suppression. Monitor growth rate, blood pressure, intraocular pressure, presence of infection, etc., as for adults.