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    Antispasmodic Elixir

    precautions

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

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    Not Recommended: TERATOGENIC; INFANT COAGULATION DEFECTS REVERSIBLE WITH ORAL VIT K

    Only When Necessary: IV USE MAY PRODUCE TACHYCARDIA IN FETUS

    Only When Necessary: REPORTS OF INFANT ADVERSE EFFECTS INCLUDE TACHYCARDIA, FEVER, LETHARGY

    Only When Necessary:

    Nursing:

    Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; LONG TERM USE MAY DECREASE MILK PRODUCTION

    Precaution: SEDATION; INFANTILE SPASMS REPORTED AFTER WEANING FROM BREASTMILK.

    Precaution: Effect Unknown

    Precaution: TRACE AMT EXCRETED,NOT RECOM PER MFR;NEONATES SENSITIVE TO ANTICHLOLINERGICS

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Risks for confusion, excitability or depression, and increased fall incidence.

    management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotension at higher doses. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.

    management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Non-sedating agents preferred. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.

    management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Non-sedating agents preferred. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.

    Giving Antispasmodic Elixir to a child under 12:

    Contraindication: Infants are more sensitive to anticholinergic and adverse effects Use only with clinician consult.

    management or monitoring precaution: Children are more sensitive to anticholinergic effects and adverse effects.

    management or monitoring precaution: May cause hyperactivity or paradoxical excitement in children

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