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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Possibly Safe:

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; LIMITED SUGGEST LOW LEVELS EXCRETED

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: General-Use not recommended for the following diarrhea diagnosis: severe infectious gastroenteritis, unknown cause. Cardiovascular-Avoid higher than recommended doses in elderly due to higher risk for Torsades de Pointes at these higher doses.

Giving Loperamide Liquid to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Risk of CNS effects, somnolence, especially w/dehydration. Use extreme caution. No safety and efficacy established.
  • Contraindication: Risk of respiratory depression and serious cardiac adverse reactions. Contraindicated age < 2 years.

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