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Hydromet

precautions

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

If you are:

Pregnant:

Only When Necessary: NEONATAL WITHDRAWAL/RESP.DEPRESS. W/CHRONIC OR HIGH DOSE; SMALL TERATOGENIC RISK

Nursing:

Precaution: MONITOR FOR CHANGES IN RESPIRATION, GI EFFECTS, SEDATION, FEEDING PATTERNS

Precaution: MAY INHIBIT LACTATION. AVOID CHRONIC USE.

An adult over 60:

Precaution: (BEERS) AVOID ANTICHOLINERGICS IN DELIRIUM OR DEMENTIA.

Precaution: (SOM)RISKS:HYPOTENSION/RESP.DEPRESS/CONFUSION/CONSTIPATION

Giving Hydromet to a child under 12:

Warning: SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS IN CHILDREN HAVE NOT BEEN ESTABLISHED.

Absolute Contraindication: NOT TO BE USED IN FIRST 3 MONTHS OF LIFE.

Absolute Contraindication: NOT FOR COUGH SUPPRESSANT USE AGE < 6 YEARS.

Relative Contraindication: RISK OF RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION. CAUTION WITH USE. WEIGH RISK:BENEFIT.

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