What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Dexamethasone (Ophth) Solution to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Requires a Risk/Benefit Assessment:
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: OTHER CORTICOSTEROIDS EXCRETED IN TRACE AMOUNTS, POTENTIAL FOR ADV EFFECTS
If you are an adult over 60
- Management or Monitoring Precaution: Increased risk of diabetes, cataracts, or glaucoma. Frequent ophthalmic exams recommended.
Giving Dexamethasone (Ophth) Solution to a child under 12
- Management or Monitoring Precaution: Safety and efficacy not established.
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