What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering SEROQUEL to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Not Recommended:
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 Haloperidol 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.
- Severe 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.
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