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    Crestor

    precautions

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

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    FDB Contraindicated or Not Recommended: INSUFF DATA AVAILABLE; POTENTIAL FETAL/NEONATAL RISK OUTWEIGHS MATERNAL BENEFIT

    Nursing:

    Absolute Contraindication: LIMITED DATA SUG EXCRETION; POTENTIAL FOR SERIOUS ADV EFFECTS

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Musculoskeletal-Higher incidence of myopathy or rhabdomyolysis with age > 65 years and increased risk with severe renal disease. Hepatic-Monitor LFTs as liver dysfunction may increase drug exposure.

    Giving Crestor to a child under 12:

    management or monitoring precaution: Manufacturer recommends adolescent females be counseled on appropriate contraception. Monitor for myopathy and liver function.

    management or monitoring precaution: No safety and efficacy age < 7 years.

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