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BC Cold Powder/Cold-Sinus

precautions

What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering BC Cold Powder/Cold-Sinus to children or the elderly?

If you are:

Pregnant:

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

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

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

Precaution: INSUFF DATA AVAIL; MOLECULAR WT LOW ENOUGH FOR POSSIBLE BREASTMILK EXCRETION

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

An adult over 60:

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

Giving BC Cold Powder/Cold-Sinus to a child under 12:

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

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

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

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