What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering WESTUSSIN DM to Children or the Elderly?
If you are pregnant Not Recommended: Not Recommended: Not Recommended:
If you are nursing Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; MOLECULAR WT LOW ENOUGH FOR POSSIBLE EXCRETION Precaution: ORAL BIOAVAILABILITY LOW; INFANT EXPOSURE MAY BE MINIMAL Precaution: NOT RECOMMENDED. MAY CAUSE PARADOXICAL EXCITATION/INHIBIT LACTATION.
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: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Non-sedating agents preferred. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.
Pediatric use Severe Precaution: Not recommended age < 6 years without clinician consultation. Severe Precaution: Do not use in pediatrics <6 years of age unless clinician consultation. Severe Precaution: No safety and efficacy age <2 years. CNS excitation and seizure risk in newborns. Severe Precaution: Risk of CNS excitation. Do not use age <6 years without clinician consult.
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