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: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; REPORTS OF ARTHROPATHY IN ANIMAL STUDIES
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Endocrine-Risk for hypoglycemia with diabetes. Musculoskeletal-Associated with an increased risk for tendinitis and tendon rupture particularly in the elderly with corticosteroid use. Cardiovascular-Elderly are more susceptible to the QT-prolongation from quinolones. Increased rate of aortic aneurysm and dissection within 2 months of use, Neuro/Psych-Risk for peripheral neuropathy which may affect walking/increase fall risk. CNS stimulation may occur (confusion, anxiety, insomnia).
Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Safety and efficacy not established age < 18 years. Known risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. Joint lesions observed in juvenile animal studies.
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