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paroxetine mesylate

precautions

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

If you are:

Pregnant:

Not Recommended: RISK OF HEART DEFECTS IN FIRST TRIMESTER; PULM HTN 2ND TRIM;BEHAV SYNDR 3RD TRIM

Absolute Contraindication: NOT INDICATED IN PREGNANT WOMEN, TERATOGENIC IN 1ST TRIMESTER

Nursing:

Precaution: LOW LEVELS EXCRETED, REPORTS OF IRRITABILITY, SLEEPINESS, AND CONSTIPATION

An adult over 60:

Precaution: (SOM)(BEERS) DECR. CLR: START W/LOWER DOSE;RISKS:HYPONATREMIA,FALLS

Giving paroxetine mesylate to a child under 12:

Relative Contraindication: NO EFFICACY DATA FOR TREATING DEPRESSION; SUICIDE RISK, WEIGHT LOSS.

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