What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Not Recommended:
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST THAT LOW AMOUNTS EXCRETED W/NO ADVERSE EFFECTS IN INFANT
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Caution in chronic heart failure patients due to sodium and water retention with glucocorticoid use. Endocrine-May cause hyperglycemia or worsen glucose control in diabetics. Longer term use may cause osteopenia or osteoporosis. Neuro/Psych-Avoid in older adults with or at high risk of delirium because of inducing or worsening delirium.
Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Long term use may lead to HPA-Axis suppression; slowed bone growth, osteoporosis and fractures.
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