What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Not Recommended:
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: INSUFF DATA AVAIL; MOLECULAR WT LOW ENOUGH FOR POSSIBLE BREASTMILK EXCRETION
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Cardiac-QT and PR prolongation risks. Use electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring in patients with congestive heart failure, bradycardia, AV block, underlying heart disease, the elderly and in patients who are renally impaired. Correct hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia before administering. Renal-The major active metabolite, hydrodolasetron, is renally excreted. Monitoring the ECG in the elderly is recommended.
Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Cardiac arrhythmia risk. Safety & efficacy not established in pediatrics age < 2 years.
- Severe Precaution: Contraindicated for chemotherapy associated nausea/vomiting. Caution with underlying prolonged conduction interval, particularly QTc. Risk of arrhythmia, SVT, MI and death reported in children and adolescents.
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