What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering SERTRALINE HCL to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended:

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: NO IMMEDIATE EFFECTS OBSERVED IN INFANTS, LONG TERM EFFECTS UNKNOWN.

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Hepatic-Mild hepatic impairment of aging may predispose the elderly to increased serum levels and increased adverse events. Endocrine-May exacerbate or cause SIADH or hyponatremia. Monitor sodium level closely when starting or changing dosages in older adults.

Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Safety and efficacy not established age <6 years. Approved only age > 6 years for obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Severe Precaution: Possible increased risk of suicidal ideation. Approved in pediatrics only for OCD. Monitor behavior, weight and growth with continued use.

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