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Equanil

precautions

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

If you are:

Pregnant:

FDB Contraindicated or Not Recommended: NO FDA CATEGORY; REPORTED TO INCREASE RISK OF MALFORMATIONS; AVOID IN 1ST TRIMES

Nursing:

Precaution: DRUG MAY CONCENTRATE IN MILK. POTENTIAL LETHARGY & SEDATION.

An adult over 60:

Precaution: (BEERS)(SOM) HIGH RISK OF ADDICTION/ SEDATION. FALL RISK. AVOID USE.

Giving Equanil to a child under 12:

Absolute Contraindication: NOT RECOMMENDED AGE<6 YEARS. WITHDRAWN FROM CANADIAN MARKET AUGUST 2013.

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