What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Quetiapine FUMARATE to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- FDB Only When Necessary: NON-TERATOGENIC COMPLICATIONS (RESP, GI,CNS) WITH EXPOSURE DURING 3RD TRIMESTER
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST MINIMAL AMNT EXCRETED ;NO OBSERVED ADV EFFECTS ON INFANT
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Higher risk of tardive dyskinesia. Anticholinergic effects cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Increased risk of death in senile dementia. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotension at higher doses. Higher incidence of stroke and transient ischemic attacks. Start at a lower dose of 50mg/day using slower titration. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Urogenital-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention.
Giving Quetiapine FUMARATE to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Possible increased suicidal ideation and attempt. Risk of weight gain, somnolence, tachycardia. Safety and efficacy not established. Not approved age < 10 years per manufacturer.
- management or monitoring precaution: Monitor behavior, weight, blood pressure, glucose, lipids. Possible increased risk of suicidal ideation and attempt. Higher incidence of nausea and vomiting. Risk of somnolence, tachycardia, irritability.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.