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Only When Necessary: NEONATAL WITHDRAWAL/RESP.DEPRESS. W/CHRONIC OR HIGH DOSE; SMALL TERATOGENIC RISK
Only When Necessary: EVIDENCE FOR MALFORMATIONS; CAN REDUCE UTERINE BLOOD FLOW CAUSING FETAL HYPOXIA
Only When Necessary:
FDB Only When Necessary: ANTIHIST USE LAST 2 WKS OF PREG ASSOC W/RETROLENTAL FIBROPLASIA IN PREMATURE INF
Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE.
Precaution: MONITOR FOR CHANGES IN RESPIRATION, GI EFFECTS, SEDATION, FEEDING PATTERNS
Precaution: ORAL BIOAVAILABILITY LOW; INFANT EXPOSURE MAY BE MINIMAL
Precaution: INSUFF DATA AVAIL; MOLECULAR WT LOW ENOUGH FOR POSSIBLE BREASTMILK EXCRETION
Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE
An adult over 60:
management or monitoring precaution: Pulmonary-Respiratory depression is more likely to occur in elderly, as they may have altered pharmacokinetics due to poor fat stores, muscle wasting, or altered clearance. Neuro/Psych-Risk for confusion, delirium and falls. Avoid treatment with 3 or more CNS active agents. Gastrointestinal-Constipation risk. Renal-Impaired function may lead to increased toxicity due to accumulation of parent compound and metabolites. Cardiovascular-Monitor for hypotension with high doses.
management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Elderly are more sensitive to tachycardia and hypertensive effects. May exacerbate symptomatic coronary insufficiency. Genitourinary-May cause urinary retention. Neuro/Psych-May worsen cognitive impairment in some elderly with dementia. Insomnia risk.
management or monitoring precaution: Increased risk of hypotension, hyperexcitability, and anticholinergic side effects.
Giving S-T Forte Liquid to a child under 12:
Severe Precaution: Risk of respiratory depression. Safety and efficacy not established as cough suppressant age < 6 years.
Contraindication: Do not use in pediatrics <6 years of age unless clinician consultation.
Severe Precaution: No established efficacy for cough and cold products age < 2 years. Do not use unless directed by clinician consultation.
Contraindication: Possible CNS excitation and seizure risk in newborns.
Contraindication: Risk of CNS excitation. Do not use age <6 years without clinician consult.