What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Estradiol-Levonorgestrel Patch, Transdermal Weekly to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- FDB Only When Necessary: NOT INDICATED DURING PREGNANCY; NO KNOWN DEV TOX
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: LIMITED DATA INDICATE HIGHER EXCRETION MAY OCCUR W/VAGINAL VS TRANSDERM ADMIN
- No Known Risk: PER BRIGGS AMT. OF PROGESTIN CONSUMED VIA BREASTMILK IS NEGLIGIBLE
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: General-Use lowest possible dose for shortest duration and in combination with a progestin as indicated to reduce the risk of endometrial hyperplasia and breast cancer. Cardiovascular-May increase risk for thromboembolic events. Avoid use in patients with known, suspected, or history of arterial or venous thromboembolic disease. Neuro/Psych-May increase the risk for dementia.
Giving Estradiol-Levonorgestrel Patch, Transdermal Weekly to a child under 12
- management or monitoring precaution: May cause premature epiphyseal closure. Prepubertal use may induce vaginal bleeding, premature breast development.
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