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

If you are PREGNANT

  • FDB Only When Necessary: INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA AVAILABLE., ANIMAL DATA SUG DEV TOX

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: MOLECULAR WT LOW ENOUGH FOR POSSIBLE EXCRETION;OTHER CORTICOSTEROIDS EXCRETED

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Caution in chronic heart failure patients due to sodium and water retention with glucocorticoid use. Endocrine-May cause hyperglycemia or worsen glucose control in diabetics. Longer term use may cause osteopenia or osteoporosis. Neuro/Psych-Avoid in older adults with or at high risk of delirium because of inducing or worsening delirium.

Giving Betamethasone Tablet to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Long term use: monitor weight, height, blood pressure, intraocular pressure, evaluate for infection, psychosocial disturbances, thromboembolism, peptic ulcers, cataracts, and osteoporosis.

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