What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering NORTRIPTYLINE HCL to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Not Recommended:
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST LOW LEVELS EXCRETED WITH IN NO KNOWN INFANT ADV EFFECTS
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotension at higher doses. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.
Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Possible increased suicidal ideation and attempt with underlying major depression. No safety and efficacy in pediatrics.
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