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precautions

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

If you are:

Pregnant:

Not Recommended: NOT RECOMMENDED ESPECIALLY IN 3RD TRIMESTER OR NEAR TERM

Only When Necessary: EVIDENCE FOR MALFORMATIONS; CAN REDUCE UTERINE BLOOD FLOW CAUSING FETAL HYPOXIA

Possibly Safe

FDB Only When Necessary: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; NEONATE RISK OF SEIZURES;AVOID DURING 3RD TRIMESTER

Nursing:

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

No Known Risk: LOW LEVELS EXCRETED WITH LOW RISK FOR ADVERSE EFFECTS IN INFANT

Precaution: ORAL BIOAVAILABILITY LOW; INFANT EXPOSURE MAY BE MINIMAL

Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST INCREASED DROWSINESS, AND IRRITABILITY

Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; MAY CAUSE SEDATION AND INHIBIT LACTATION

An adult over 60:

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

Precaution: (SOM)(BEERS) MORE SENSITIVE TO CV & CNS EFX; URINARY RET.,INSOMNIA.

Precaution: (SOM)(BEERS) STRONG ANTICHOLIN.CAUT. W/BPH; MAX.25MG/DAY

Precaution: (SOM)(BEERS) ANTICHOLINERGIC/HYPOTENSION; NON-SEDATING AGENTS PREF.

Precaution: (SOM)STRICT ADHERENCE TO MAXIMUM DAILY DOSE (3000MG) ADVISED.

Giving Cold Relief to a child under 12:

Warning: USE WEIGHT BASED DOSING IN CHILDREN LESS THAN 12 YRS.

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

Absolute Contraindication: POSSIBLE CNS EXCITATION & SEIZURE RISK IN NEWBORNS.

Absolute Contraindication: POSSIBLE CNS EXCITATION, CONVULSIONS IN NEWBORNS.

Absolute Contraindication: RISK OF CNS EXCITATION. DO NOT USE AGE <6 YEARS WITHOUT CLINICIAN CONSULT.

Relative Contraindication: NOT RECOMMENDED IN CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS UNLESS CLINICIAN CONSULTATION.

Relative Contraindication: USE WITH CAUTION. CNS RISK OF SEDATION OR PARADOXICAL EXCITATION.

Warning: MONITOR FOR ADVERSE CNS EFFECTS, SEDATION OR PARADOXICAL EXCITATION.

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