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    Lipitor

    precautions

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

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    Absolute Contraindication:

    Nursing:

    Absolute Contraindication: ANIMAL STUDIES SUGGEST EXCRETION OCCURS; POTENTIAL ADVERSE EFFECTS IN INFANT.

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Musculoskeletal-Higher incidence of myopathy with age over 65. Hepatic-Monitor LFTs for liver dysfunction.

    Giving lipitor to a child under 12:

    management or monitoring precaution: Manufacturer recommends post-menarche females be counseled on appropriate contraception. Monitor for myopathy and liver dysfunction.

    management or monitoring precaution: No established safety and efficacy in age <10 years and in pre-menarche girls.

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