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

If you are PREGNANT

  • FDB Contraindicated or Not Recommended: SHOULD BE AVOIDED ESPEC DURING 1ST TRIMESTER;RISK OF CONGENITAL MALFORMAT

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAIL; LOW MW, EXCRETION IS POSSIBLE; NOT REC PER BRIGGS
  • Precaution: MAY INHIBIT LACTATION; UNLIKELY TO BE EXCRETED.

If you are an adult over 60

  • Contraindication: Neuro/Psych-Sedation and fall risk. Long half-life benzodiazepines are generally not preferred in the elderly. If used, limit dose to 20mg/day.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotension at higher doses. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.

Giving Chlordiazepoxide-Clidinium to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Risk of CNS depression or paradoxical reaction. Limited clinical experience age < 6 years. Not recommended.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Safety and efficacy in children have not been established.
  • Severe Precaution: Infants, young children sensitive to toxic effects of anticholinergics.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Risk of paradoxical reaction, excitement in hyperactive or aggressive patient. Monitor behavior.

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