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

If you are PREGNANT

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

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: HIGH DOSES MAY CAUSE HYPERACTIVITY AND WAKEFULNESS IN INFANT.
  • Precaution: POSSIBILITY OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSION IN NURSING INFANT.
  • Precaution: ADVERSE EFFECTS REPORTED IN NEONATES
  • Precaution: MAY INHIBIT LACTATION. AVOID CHRONIC USE.

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Generally avoid in the elderly due to risk for confusion, excitability or depression, and increased fall incidence.
  • management or monitoring precaution: More likely to experience complications such as induced hypothermia and ischemia.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotension at higher doses. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.

Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Adverse CNS effects (e.g. insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, and mild delirium) may be more severe in children.
  • Severe Precaution: Risk of long-term cognitive deficit if duration exceeds 3 hrs and age < 3 years.
  • Severe Precaution: Caution in infants with seizure disorder, cardiovascular disease, renal impairment, or hepatic impairment.
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