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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Possibly Safe:

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: INSUFF DATA AVAIL; OTHER ANTIHISTAMINES REPORTED TO CAUSE SEDATION

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause significant sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.

Giving Periactin Syrup to a child under 12

  • Contraindication: Contraindicated in newborn and premature infants. Possible CNS excitation, seizure and respiratory arrest.
  • Severe Precaution: Possible CNS excitation, hallucinations, seizure and respiratory arrest. No safety and efficacy age < 2 years.

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