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

If you are pregnant

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If you are nursing

  • If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Metabolic-Chronic use can lead to electrolyte loss, weakness and increased incidence of falls.
  • Pediatric use

  • Severe Precaution: Avoid or minimize stimulant laxative use for age < 6 years. Risk of perianal skin irritation and blisters. Consult clinician for use in children age < 6 years.
  • Severe Precaution: Consult clinician for use in children age < 12 years; minimize stimulant laxative use for age < 12 years.
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