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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended:

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA AVAILABLE

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: General-AVOID; not recommended for prevention of EPS with antipsychotics; more effective treatment for Parkinson Disease. 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. Use caution in men with benign prostatic hypertrophy.

Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Use with caution due to anticholinergic adverse effects.
  • Severe Precaution: Contraindicated age < 3 years due to atropine-like side effects.

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