What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Alka-Seltzer 324 Mg Effervescent Tablet to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- FDB Contraindicated or Not Recommended: NO FDA CATEGORY; NOT RECOMMENDED ESPECIALLY IN 3RD TRIMESTER OR NEAR TERM
If you are NURSING
- Absolute Contraindication: ONE REPORT OF METABOLIC ACIDOSIS; RISK OF REYE'S SYND IN VIRAL ILLNESS.
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: General-Consider alternative antacid due to high sodium content. Risk of systemic alkalosis, edema, weight gain.
Giving Alka-Seltzer 324 Mg Effervescent Tablet to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Reye syndrome risk with viral illness, fever, and/or flu symptoms.
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