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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended:

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAIL; LOW LEVELS EXCRETED WITH SHORT TERM USE

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Pulmonary-DO NOT USE in opioid intolerance. Life threatening respiratory depression risk due to altered pharmacokinetics (poor fat stores, muscle wasting, or altered clearance). Monitor closely at initiation and dose titration. Consider naloxone Rx. Neuro/Psych-Risk for confusion, delirium and falls. Avoid treatment with 3 or more CNS active agents. Gastrointestinal-Increased rate of constipation in the elderly. Cardiovascular-Vasodilation may predispose to orthostatic hypotension.

Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Administration restricted to opioid tolerant patients. Risk of severe respiratory depression. With any opioid, access to naloxone for emergency reversal can mitigate risk from accidental ingestion/overdose.
  • Severe Precaution: Safety not established age < 2 years. Risk of fatal respiratory depression in opioid-naive. With any opioid, access to naloxone for emergency reversal can mitigate risk from accidental ingestion/overdose.

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