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    Theraflu Multi-Symptom Cold

    precautions

    What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering Theraflu Multi-Symptom Cold 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

    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

    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 Theraflu Multi-Symptom Cold 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.

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