What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Not Recommended:
- Not Recommended:
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGG AMOUNT EXCRETED IS LOW; MONITOR INFANT FOR RESP DEPRESSION
- Precaution: LOW LEVELS EXCRETED WITH LOW RISK FOR ADVERSE EFFECTS IN INFANT
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: General-Withdrawal from European and US markets in 2010 as safety risks outweigh its benefits for pain relief at recommended doses. Not recommended in the elderly due to poor analgesic activity and risk for cardiac dysrhythmias and hypotension. Neuro/Psych-Risk for increased confusion and delirium. May increase fall risk.
- management or monitoring precaution: Hepatic-Elderly may be more susceptible to hepatotoxicity. Strict adherence to a maximum daily dose is recommended, and the maximum dose recommendation varies between 3000-3800 mg depending on strength used and source of the recommendation.
Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Use weight based dosing in children less than 12 years.
- Severe Precaution: Not recommended. No established safety or dosing in pediatrics. With any opioid, access to naloxone for emergency reversal can mitigate risk from accidental ingestion/overdose.
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