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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Possibly Safe:

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST INCREASED DROWSINESS, AND IRRITABILITY

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Maximum of 25mg/day. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotension at higher doses. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.

Giving Medi-Phedryl to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Use with caution and with clinician consultation. Risk of adverse CNS effects includes sedation or paradoxical excitation.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Use with caution and with clinician consultation. Risk of adverse CNS effects include sedation or paradoxical excitation.
  • Contraindication: Possible risk of CNS excitation, convulsions in newborns.