What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering NITROFURANTOIN to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Not Recommended:
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: CONTRAINDICATED IN G6PD DEFICIENT INFANTS AND <1 MO D/T HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA RISK
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Renal-Beers Criteria contraindicates use in CrCL<30mL/min. due to increased risk for neuropathy, hepatic/pulmonary fibrosis. Neuro/Psych-Peripheral neuropathy risk particularly with long term UTI suppression and renal dysfunction. Pulmonary-Interstitial pneumonitis/fibrosis risk. Hepatic-Case reports of severe hepatotoxicity in the elderly on long term UTI suppressive therapy.
Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: May cause hemolytic anemia in neonates under 1 month of age.
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