If you are:
Only When Necessary: NEONATAL WITHDRAWAL/RESP.DEPRESS. W/CHRONIC OR HIGH DOSE; SMALL TERATOGENIC RISK
Precaution: MONITOR FOR SIGNS OF RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION AND INCREASED DROWSINESS
An adult over 60:
management or monitoring precaution: Renal-Adjust dose for renal impairment due to renally cleared metabolite. Neuro/Psych-Risk for increased confusion, delirium, falls and seizures with accumulation. Avoid treatment with 3 or more CNS active agents.
Giving meperidine HCL Vial to a child under 12:
Severe Precaution: Potential increased sensitivity to effects, adverse CNS effects and respiratory depression.