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    Venlafaxine HCL

    precautions

    What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering Venlafaxine HCL to children or the elderly?

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    Only When Necessary: NON-TERATOGENIC COMPLICATIONS (RESP, GI,CNS) WITH EXPOSURE DURING 3RD TRIMESTER

    Nursing:

    Precaution: NO KNOWN INFANT ADV EFFECTS WITH SHORT TERM TX, LONG TERM CNS EFFECTS UNKNOWN

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Hepatic-May need to adjust dose especially in combination with renal impairment. Renal-Decrease initial dose by 25% in mild to moderate renal impairment. Endocrine-Increased risk of SIADH and hyponatremia resulting in an increased risk of falls. Cardiovascular-Elderly at increased risk for orthostatic hypotension.

    Giving venlafaxine HCL to a child under 12:

    Severe Precaution: Suicide precaution. Slowed growth rate, weight loss. Monitor height and weight, blood pressure, cholesterol. Risk of sustained hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, agitation. No safety and efficacy done beyond 6 months of treatment.

    Severe Precaution: No safety and efficacy. Possible suicide risk, reduced growth rate, appetite loss.

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