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magnesium salicylate-DPH

precautions

What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering magnesium salicylate-DPH to children or the elderly?

If you are:

Pregnant:

FDB Contraindicated or Not Recommended: FDA CATEGORY C;SALICYLATES NOT RECOMMENDED ESPECIALLY IN 3RD TRIMESTER/NEAR TERM

Possibly Safe

Nursing:

Absolute Contraindication: ONE REPORT OF METABOL ACIDOSIS W/ASA;RISK OF REYE'S SYN W/VIRAL ILLNESS/FEVER

Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST INCREASED DROWSINESS, AND IRRITABILITY

An adult over 60:

Precaution: MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO TOXIC EFFECTS; MAY NEED TO REDUCE DOSE

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

Giving magnesium salicylate-DPH to a child under 12:

Absolute Contraindication: POSSIBLE CNS EXCITATION, CONVULSIONS IN NEWBORNS.

Relative Contraindication: DO NOT USE IN VIRAL ILLNESS; POSSIBLE INCREASED RISK OF REYE SYNDROME.

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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