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    Loxitane

    precautions

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

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    Only When Necessary: NEONATE COMPLICATIONS (RESP, GI, CNS) WITH EXPOSURE IN 3RD TRIMESTER

    Nursing:

    Precaution: INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA; MANUFACTURER DOES NOT RECOMMEND

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Higher risk of tardive dyskinesia in the elderly. Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Increased risk of death in senile dementia. Maximum of 10mg/day. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotension at higher doses. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.

    Giving Loxitane to a child under 12:

    Severe Precaution: No established safety and efficacy in pediatrics.

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