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    Fluoxetine DR

    precautions

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

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    Only When Necessary: RISK OF PERSISTENT PULM HTN AFTER 20 WKS; NEONATE BEHAVIOR SYNDR 3RD TRIMESTER

    Nursing:

    Precaution: CAN CAUSE COLIC, IRRITABILITY, FEEDING AND SLEEP DISORDERS, SLOW WEIGHT GAIN

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Hepatic-Accumulation may be greater in the elderly due to long half-life. Start at lower doses and titrate upward more slowly. Endocrine-May exacerbate or cause SIADH or hyponatremia. Monitor sodium level closely when starting or changing dosage. Cardiovascular-Risk of QT prolongation. Caution with underlying cardiac condition, electrolyte abnormalities.

    Giving fluoxetine DR to a child under 12:

    Severe Precaution: Safety and efficacy not established and not approved age < 7 years. May affect growth rate.

    Severe Precaution: Monitor growth and behavior. Possible aggression, mania, suicidal ideation. Reports of hyperkinesia, agitation, personality disorder.

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