What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering OLANZAPINE to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended:

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST LOW LEVELS EXCRETED RESULTING IN INFANT SEDATION

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Higher risk of tardive dyskinesia in the elderly. Anticholinergic effects cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Increased risk of death in senile dementia. Maximum of 7.5mg/day. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotension, bradycardia. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.

Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Increased risk of sedation, hyperlipidemia and increased prolactin levels. Monitor weight and liver functions tests.
  • Severe Precaution: Safety and efficacy not established age less than 10 years for combination with fluoxetine.

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