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precautions

What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering acetaminophen-salicylamide-caffeine 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

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

Nursing:

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

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

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

An adult over 60:

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

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

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

Giving acetaminophen-salicylamide-caffeine to a child under 12:

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

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

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

Warning: ADVERSE CNS EFFECTS USUALLY MORE SEVERE IN CHILDREN.

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