What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Artane Tablet to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
FDA C (unknown human fetal risk; assess risk/benefit):
If you are NURSING
Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE; MAY INHIBIT LACTATION
If you are an adult over 60
Contraindication: General-AVOID; not recommended for prevention of EPS from antipsychotics; more effective treatment for Parkinson Disease. Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Non-sedating agents preferred. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.
Giving Artane Tablet to a child under 12
management or monitoring precaution: No safety and efficacy.
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