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    Orphengesic

    precautions

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

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    Only When Necessary: REPORTS OF MISCARRIAGE,POOR FETAL GROWTH POSSIBLY ASSOC W/HIGH DOSES OF CAFFEINE

    FDB Contraindicated or Not Recommended: NO FDA CATEGORY; NOT RECOMMENDED ESPECIALLY IN 3RD TRIMESTER OR NEAR TERM

    Only When Necessary

    Nursing:

    Precaution: HIGH DOSES MAY CAUSE HYPERACTIVITY AND WAKEFULNESS IN INFANT.

    Absolute Contraindication: ONE REPORT OF METABOLIC ACIDOSIS; RISK OF REYE'S SYND IN VIRAL ILLNESS

    Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE.

    An adult over 60:

    Precaution: (SOM)(BEERS) INCREASED RISK FOR GI BLEED/ULCER; USE LOWER DOSES.

    Precaution: (SOM)(BEERS) RISKS: SEDATION, WEAKNESS, COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT.

    Precaution: (BEERS) AVOID IN ELDERLY WITH INSOMNIA DUE TO CNS STIMULATION EFFECT

    Giving Orphengesic to a child under 12:

    Relative Contraindication: REYE SYNDROME RISK WITH VIRAL ILLNESS, FEVER, FLU SYMPTOMS.

    Warning: CAUTION IN SEIZURE DISORD & CV DISEASE/PREM NEONATE WITH RENAL,HEPATIC IMPAIR

    Warning: ADVERSE CNS EFFECTS USUALLY MORE SEVERE IN CHILDREN.

    Warning: SAFETY & EFFICACY NOT ESTABLISHED IN CHILDREN LESS THAN 12 YRS

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