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Butalbital Compound-Codeine

precautions

What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering Butalbital Compound-Codeine to children or the elderly?

If you are:

Pregnant:

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

Only When Necessary: CASE REPORT OF NEONATAL WITHDRAWAL SEIZURES WITH BUTALBITAL COMBO PRODUCT

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

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

Nursing:

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

Precaution: POSSIBILITY OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSION IN NURSING INFANT.

Precaution: CNS/RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION,APNEA POSSIBLE;CAUTION W/ FAST CYP2D6 METABOLIZER

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

An adult over 60:

Precaution: (BEERS) SEDATING/MAY EXACERBATE DEPRESSION

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

Precaution: (SOM)RISKS:HYPOTENSION/RESP.DEPRESS/URINARY RET./CONFUSION/CONSTIP.

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

Giving Butalbital Compound-Codeine to a child under 12:

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

Relative Contraindication: SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS NOT ESTABLISHED AGE < 12 YEARS.

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

Warning: ADVERSE CNS EFFECTS USUALLY MORE SEVERE IN CHILDREN.

Relative Contraindication: RESPIRATORY DEPRES.;CONTRAINDICATED IN RAPID METABOLIZERS W/ OBS. SLEEP APNEA

Warning: RAPID METABOLIZERS AT INCR. RISK FOR SOMNOLENCE, RESP. DEPRESSION, CONFUSION

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