What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Erythromycin Estolate Suspension to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- FDA B (no known animal fetal risk. Unknown human fetal risk):
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST INFANT MAY HAVE GI FLORA CHANGES; REPORTS OF DIARRHEA
If you are an adult over 60
- Management or Monitoring Precaution: Cardiovascular-Increased risk of torsades de pointes. Renal-Patients with severe renal or hepatic impairment may be at increased risk for hearing loss.
Giving Erythromycin Estolate Suspension to a child under 12
- Management or Monitoring Precaution: Risk of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis following use in infants age < 6 months. Monitor for vomiting, irritability.
- Severe Precaution: Risk of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis following use in infants age < 6 months; risk especially high for infants age < 14 days. Monitor for vomiting, irritability.
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