If you are:
Only When Necessary:
Precaution: IRRITABILITY, EXCESSIVE CRYING DOCUMENTED IN INFANTS.
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 HCl tablet 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.