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    Butrans Patch, Transdermal Weekly

    precautions

    What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering Butrans Patch, Transdermal Weekly to children or the elderly?

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    FDB Only When Necessary: NEONATAL WITHDRAWAL/RESP.DEPRESS. W/CHRONIC OR HIGH DOSE

    Nursing:

    Precaution: LOW LEVELS IN BREASTMILK; POOR ORAL BIOAVAIL IN INFANTS; MONITOR FOR CNS DEP

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Pulmonary-Risk of fatal respiratory depression in the elderly, cachectic, or debilitated with high dose or ext. release products due to poor fat stores, muscle wasting, or altered clearance. Monitor closely at initiation and dose titration and when giving with other drugs that cause respiratory depression. Neuro/Psych-Risk for confusion, delirium and falls. Avoid treatment with 3 or more CNS active agents. Gastrointestinal-Constipation risk. Urogenital-Urinary retention risk.

    Giving Butrans Patch, Transdermal Weekly to a child under 12:

    Severe Precaution: No safety and efficacy. Not recommended for pediatrics.

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