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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Only When Necessary: CATEGORY C IN COMBINATION PRODUCT WITH ATROPINE
  • Only When Necessary: IV USE MAY PRODUCE TACHYCARDIA IN FETUS

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE
  • Precaution: Effect Unknown

If you are an adult over 60

  • 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.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Risk for sedation, worsening confusion, falls, urinary retention or constipation.

Giving Lomotil to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Risk of respiratory and CNS depression, atropinism in Down's syndrome.
  • Contraindication: Risk of respiratory and CNS depression. Contraindicated age < 6 years.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Monitor for respiratory and CNS depression, atropinism in Down's syndrome.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Infants and children are more sensitive to anticholinergic and adverse effects. Adverse CNS effects onset may be sooner and with lower dose.

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