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    Ephedrine-Guaifenesin Syrup

    precautions

    What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering Ephedrine-Guaifenesin Syrup to children or the elderly?

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    Only When Necessary:

    Only When Necessary:

    Nursing:

    Precaution: IRRITABILITY, EXCESSIVE CRYING DOCUMENTED IN INFANTS.

    Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Elderly are more sensitive to cardiovascular effects. Neuro/Psych-Risk of insomnia, confusion. Elderly may have increased sensitivity to CNS effects. Renal-May need to adjust dose with decreased renal function. Urogenital- Risk for urinary retention. Caution with prostatic hypertrophy.

    Giving ephedrine-guaifenesin Syrup to a child under 12:

    Contraindication: Do not use in pediatrics <6 years of age unless clinician consultation.

    Severe Precaution: Safety and effectiveness in pediatrics not established.

    management or monitoring precaution: Consult clinician for use in pediatrics age < 12 years.

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