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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended:
  • Not Recommended:
  • Not Recommended:

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: SEDATION; INFANTILE SPASMS REPORTED AFTER WEANING FROM BREASTMILK.
  • Precaution: LIMITED DATA REPORT INFANT IRRITABILITY AFTER MATERNAL ORAL DOSES
  • Precaution: INSUFFICIENT HUMAN DATA AVAILABLE

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Risks for confusion, excitability or depression, and increased fall incidence.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Elderly are more sensitive to cardiovascular effects. Neuro/Psych-Risk of insomnia, confusion. Elderly may have increased sensitivity to CNS effects. Renal-May need to adjust dose with decreased renal function. Urogenital- Risk for urinary retention. Caution with prostatic hypertrophy.
  • management or monitoring precaution: General-Decreased clearance in elderly. Cardiovascular-Use caution in patients with coronary insufficiency, cardiac arrhythmia. Gastrointestinal- Caution with active peptic ulcer disease. Hepatic- Caution with hepatic disease or impairment; adjust dose and monitor drug level,

Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Do not use in pediatrics <6 years of age unless clinician consultation.
  • Severe Precaution: Safety and effectiveness in pediatrics not established.
  • Severe Precaution: May cause hyperactivity or paradoxical excitement in children
  • Severe Precaution: Dose form may be inappropriate for this age range.
  • Severe Precaution: Clearance may be reduced age < 1 year. Administer with caution.
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