What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Thioridazine HCL to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended: NO FDA CATEGORY; INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA AVAILABLE

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: LOW AMNT EXCR W/SIMILAR DRUG CHLORPROMAZINE, RESULTING IN INFANT DROWSINESS

If you are an adult over 60

  • Contraindication: Neuro/Psych-Generally avoid in the elderly. Higher risk of tardive dyskinesia. Anticholinergic effects cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Increased risk of death in senile dementia. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotension, syncope, bradycardia. Risk for QT prolongation. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.

Giving Thioridazine HCL to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Safety and efficacy not established age <2 years.

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