What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Not Recommended:
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: CONSIDER RISK/BENEFIT PER MFR; ARTHROPATHY IN ANIMAL STUDIES
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular- Possible increased risk of developing QT prolongation. Monitor and correct electrolytes (e.g., K, Mg). Increased rate of aortic aneurysm and dissection within 2 months of use, Renal- Dosage adjust for CrCL < 31 mL/minute. Musculoskeletal-Increased risk of tendinitis/tendon rupture, especially with concomitant corticosteroid use. Neuro/Psych-Risk for peripheral neuropathy which may affect walking and increase fall risk.
Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: No safety and efficacy established. Limited data available. Tendinitis risk. Possible risk of arthropathy .
- Severe Precaution: No safety and efficacy. Arthropathy observed in immature animals.
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