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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended:
  • Not Recommended:

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST INFANT MAY HAVE GI FLORA CHANGES; REPORTS OF DIARRHEA
  • Precaution: DO NOT BREAST FEED IF INFANT IS HYPERBILIRUBINEMIC OR G6PD DEFICIENT.

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Elderly at increased risk of severe adverse reactions if decreased renal and hepatic function.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Increased risk of torsades de pointes. Renal-Patients with severe renal or hepatic impairment may be at increased risk for hearing loss.

Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Risk of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis following use in infants age < 6 months. Monitor for vomiting, irritability.
  • Severe Precaution: Risk of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis following use in infants age < 6 months; risk especially high for infants age < 14 days. Monitor for vomiting, irritability.
  • Severe Precaution: Not recommended in infants under 2 months. May cause kernicterus.
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