If you are:
Only When Necessary: REPORTS OF INTRAUTERINE GROWTH RETARDATION; MONITOR FETUS/INFANT HEART RATE
Possibly Safe: NOT RECOMMENDED IN PRE-ECLAMPSIA AND OTHER PREGNANCY-INDUCED HYPERTENSION.
Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST MINIMAL EXCRETION; MONITOR FOR BRADYCARDIA & HYPOTENSION
Precaution: LIMITED AMOUNTS EXCRETED WITH NO KNOWN ADVERSE EFFECTS IN INFANT.
An adult over 60:
management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Minimize dose to decrease dizziness and falls. Worsening cardiac failure may occur during up-titration of beta-blockers.
management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Increased sensitivity to effects on blood pressure. Metabolic-more likely to develop hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia. Endocrine-May worsen glucose control in diabetics. Renal-Not effective with CrCL < 30mL/min.
Giving Lopressor HCT to a child under 12:
management or monitoring precaution: Safety and efficacy not established.