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metaxalone

precautions

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

If you are:

Pregnant:

FDB Only When Necessary: CAUSES ADVERSE EFFECTS ON FETUS IN RATS;NO HUMAN STUDIES

Nursing:

Precaution: LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT,POSSIBLE EXCRETION;MONITOR INFANT FOR SEDATION

An adult over 60:

Precaution: (SOM)(BEERS) RISKS: SEDATION, WEAKNESS, COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT.

Giving metaxalone to a child under 12:

Warning: SAFETY & EFFICACY NOT ESTABLISHED FOR PEDIATRIC PATIENTS LESS THAN 12 YRS

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