What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Diazepam to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- FDB Contraindicated or Not Recommended: RISK OF MALFORMATIONS IF USED IN 1ST TRIM; WITHDRAWAL SX IF USED IN 3RD TRIM
If you are NURSING
- Absolute Contraindication: NOT RECOMMENDED: INFANT SEDATION, LETHARGY, FEEDING DIFFICULTY.
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: General-Increased risk of adverse psychiatric and paradoxical reaction. Limit to short term use. Limit use of other CNS active medications that increase fall risk including opioids. Neuro/Psych-Elderly have a much higher risk for sedation, depression, cognitive impairment and falls. Renal-Active metabolites are renally excreted. Use caution in renal impairment with initial oral dosing starting with 2 to 2.5 mg/day and titrate as tolerated.
Giving Diazepam to a child under 12
- Contraindication: Not recommended in children under 6 months due to insufficient safety information.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.