What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Flu And Severe Cold-Daytime Packet to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • FDB Only When Necessary: AVAILABLE DATA SUGGEST NO KNOWN RISK; OTC PRODUCT, NO FDA PREGNANCY WARNINGS
  • Only When Necessary:
  • Only When Necessary: EVIDENCE FOR MALFORMATIONS; CAN REDUCE UTERINE BLOOD FLOW CAUSING FETAL HYPOXIA

If you are NURSING

  • No Known Risk: LOW LEVELS EXCRETED WITH LOW RISK FOR ADVERSE EFFECTS IN INFANT
  • Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; MOLECULAR WT LOW ENOUGH FOR POSSIBLE EXCRETION
  • Precaution: ORAL BIOAVAILABILITY LOW; INFANT EXPOSURE MAY BE MINIMAL

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Elderly are more sensitive to tachycardia and hypertensive effects. May exacerbate symptomatic coronary insufficiency. Genitourinary-May cause urinary retention. Neuro/Psych-May worsen cognitive impairment in some elderly with dementia. Insomnia risk.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Hepatic-Elderly are more susceptible to hepatotoxicity. Strict adherence to a maximum daily dose of 3000mg is advised.

Giving Flu And Severe Cold-Daytime Packet to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Use weight based dosing in children less than 12 years.
  • Contraindication: Do not use in pediatrics <6 years of age unless clinician consultation.
  • Contraindication: Risk of CNS excitation. Do not use age <6 years without clinician consult.