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

If you are pregnant

  • Not Recommended:
  • If you are nursing

  • Precaution: MONITOR FOR SEDATION, DIARRHEA, IRRITABILITY, FEEDING PROBLEMS
  • If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Renal-Decrease dose for CrCl < 70 mL/min. to minimize CNS toxicities. Neuro/Psych-Can cause cognitive impairment, ataxia, impaired psychomotor function, syncope, and increase risk for additional falls in those predisposed. Vision-Visual field defects have been reported in patients receiving topiramate independent of elevated intraocular pressure. In clinical trials, most of these events were reversible after topiramate discontinuation.
  • Pediatric use

  • Severe Precaution: Risk of acidosis, hyperammonemia, oligohidrosis, osteomalacia, and rare angle closure glaucoma. Monitor serum bicarbonate, signs of encephalopathy (ammonia level), changes in cognition, behavior and vision, and check growth rate.
  • Severe Precaution: Risk of metabolic acidosis, slowed growth, infection, hyperthermia, oligohidrosis, increased creatinine, hyperammonemia, osteomalacia, secondary angle closure glaucoma. Efficacy not demonstrated age <2 years.
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