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

If you are PREGNANT

  • FDB Only When Necessary: INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA AVAILABLE

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: NO KNOWN INFANT ADVERSE OUTCOMES; MFR ADVISES CAUTION

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Renal-Increased risk for drug induced metabolic acidosis with increasing age and declining renal function. Metformin is contraindicated in patients with an eGFR below 30 mL/min. Cardiovascular-Heart failure patients may have a higher risk for metabolic acidosis.

Giving Fortamet to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Rare reports of cholestatic and hepatocellular injury. No pediatric safety/efficacy of extended release dose form.

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