What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Carbamazepine to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Known or Theoretical Risk:
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST ADVERSE EFFECTS POSSIBLE
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Use caution with a history of recurrent falls. Monitor for confusion, agitation. May produce ataxia, impaired psychomotor function, syncope, and increased fall risk. Cardiovascular-Monitor for AV block, arrhythmia, heart failure Ocular-Monitor for increased intraocular pressure Other-Increased risk of SIADH-like syndrome with hyponatremia.
Giving Carbamazepine to a child under 12
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