What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Alimta Vial to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended: BASED ON DRUG PHARMACOLOGY DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY IS POSSIBLE.

If you are NURSING

  • Absolute Contraindication: MFR DOES NOT RECOMMEND; AVOID BF 1 WEEK AFTER LAST DOSE

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: General-elderly are more susceptible to anemia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, fatigue, and hypertension. Renal-Follow renal function closely. Do not administer with CrCL < 45mL/minute as there is no dose recommendation.

Giving Alimta Vial to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Efficacy not demonstrated for recurrent solid tumors in pediatric trials.

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