What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Factive to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Requires a Risk/Benefit Assessment:

If you are NURSING


If you are an adult over 60

  • Management or Monitoring Precaution: Endocrine-Risk for hypoglycemia, monitor closely patient with diabetes. Musculoskeletal-Risk for tendon rupture increases with aging. Increased risk with steroid use. Cardiovascular-Elderly at increased risk for QT prolongation. Increased rate of aortic aneurysm and dissection within two months of use, Neuro/Psych-Risk for peripheral neuropathy which may affect walking and increase fall risk. CNS stimulation may occur (e.g., confusion, anxiety, insomnia).

Giving Factive to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: No safety and efficacy age < 18 years. Tendinitis risk. Arthropathy seen in animal studies.

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