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    Colchicine

    precautions

    What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering Colchicine to children or the elderly?

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    Only When Necessary: CROSSES PLACENTA; BRIGGS REC AMNIOCENTESIS W/CHRONIC USE; TERATOGENIC IN ANIMALS

    Nursing:

    Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST NO INFANT ADVERSE EFFECTS WITH CHRONIC TREATMENT

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Elderly more susceptible to cumulative toxicity with decreased renal function.

    Giving colchicine to a child under 12:

    management or monitoring precaution: Not indicated age < 4 years.

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