If you are:
FDB Only When Necessary: RISK OF MALFORMATIONS IF USED IN 1ST TRIM; WITHDRAWAL SX IF USED IN 3RD TRIM
Absolute Contraindication: NOT RECOMMENDED: INFANT SEDATION, LETHARGY, FEEDING DIFFICULTY.
An adult over 60:
management or monitoring precaution: General-Due to the long drug half-life and active metabolites, the elderly are at increased risk of adverse psychiatric and paradoxical reactions. Limit to short term use and maximum dose of 5 mg/day. Neuro/Psych-Elderly have a much higher risk for sedation, depression, cognitive impairment and falls. Renal-Active metabolites are renally excreted. Use caution in renal impairment with initial dosing starting with 2 to 2.5 mg/day and titrate as tolerated.
Giving diazepam Syringe to a child under 12:
Severe Precaution: Efficacy and safety of parenteral diazepam has not been established in the neonate (30 days or less of age). Prolonged central nervous system depression observed in neonates, due to immature hepatic function.