What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Mucus Relief Cold & Sinus 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: EVIDENCE FOR MALFORMATIONS; CAN REDUCE UTERINE BLOOD FLOW CAUSING FETAL HYPOXIA
  • Only When Necessary:

If you are NURSING

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

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 Mucus Relief Cold & Sinus to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Use weight based dosing in children less than 12 years.
  • Severe Precaution: No established efficacy for cough and cold products age < 2 years. Do not use unless directed by clinician consultation.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Consult clinician for use in pediatrics age < 12 years.
  • Contraindication: Risk of CNS excitation. Do not use age <6 years without clinician consult.