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promethazine-phenylephrine

precautions

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

If you are:

Pregnant:

Only When Necessary: CAUTION WITH USE; RISK OF PLATELET AGGREGATION IN NEWBORN

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

Nursing:

Precaution: LIMITED AMOUNT MAY BE EXCRETED DUE TO LOW MW; MONITOR INFANT FOR RESP DEPRESS

Precaution: ORAL BIOAVAILABILITY LOW; INFANT EXPOSURE MAY BE MINIMAL

An adult over 60:

Precaution: (BEERS)(SOM) ANTICHOLINERGIC/HYPOTENSION/SEDATION;USEFUL FOR NAUSEA

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

Giving promethazine-phenylephrine to a child under 12:

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

Absolute Contraindication: RISK OF RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION. DO NOT USE AGE < 6 YEARS.

Relative Contraindication: CAUTION:USE THE LOWEST EFFECTIVE DOSE; RISK OF RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION

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