What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering BUPIVACAINE HCL-EPINEPHRINE to Children or the Elderly?

If you are pregnant

  • Not Recommended:
  • Not Recommended:
  • If you are nursing

  • Precaution: NOT ORALLY ABSORBED AND NO KNOWN ADVERSE OUTCOMES REPORTED AFTER EXPOSURE
  • Precaution: POOR ORAL BIOAVAILABILITY AND SHORT HALF-LIFE; UNLIKELY TO AFFECT INFANT.
  • If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: General-Elderly have a higher incidence of systemic toxicities. Dose reduction may be needed particularly with decreased renal function. Cardiovascular-Pre-existing hypertension may predispose to higher incidence of hypotension with drug administration.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Increased risk of cardiovascular side effects: tachycardia, Neuro/Psych-Increased risk of neuropsychological adverse events.
  • Pediatric use

  • Severe Precaution: Not recommended by manufacturer; reports of high plasma levels, seizures, and cardiovascular abnormalities with continuous infusions.
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