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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended: NO FDA CATEGORY; NEONATAL COMPLICATIONS( RESP,GI,CNS)W/EXPOSURE IN 3RD TRIMESTER

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: LOW AMNT EXCR W/SIMILAR DRUG CHLORPROMAZINE, RESULTING IN INFANT DROWSINESS

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Higher risk of tardive dyskinesia in the elderly. Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Increased risk of death in senile dementia. 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 Prochlorperazine Maleate to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Increased risk of extrapyramidal reactions. Avoid if suspected Reye syndrome.
  • Contraindication: Do not use in pediatrics under 2 years of age or if child is under 20 lbs per manufacturer.

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