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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended: INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA; DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY SEEN IN ANIMAL STUDIES

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST LOW AMOUNTS EXCRETED WITH NO INFANT ADVERSE EFFECTS

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Renal-Dosage adjustment needed for renal compromise. Neuro/Psych-Can produce ataxia, impaired psychomotor function, syncope, and additional fall risk. Pulmonary-Elderly may be at higher risk for respiratory depression especially with pre-existing chronic pulmonary disease.

Giving Gabapentin to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Risk of mood and or behavioral changes, hostility, hyperkinesia, thought disorder, concentration difficulty, respiratory depression
  • management or monitoring precaution: Effectiveness as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in pediatric patients below the age of 3 years has not been established

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