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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended:
  • Not Recommended:

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE, MONITOR INFANT FOR RESP DEPRESSION
  • Precaution: LOW LEVELS EXCRETED WITH LOW RISK FOR ADVERSE EFFECTS IN INFANT

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Generally not recommended in the elderly due to high risk for CNS adverse effects in the elderly and poor effectiveness. May increase fall risk. Avoid treatment with 3 or more CNS active agents. Pulmonary-Respiratory depression risk in the elderly. Monitor closely at initiation and following dose increases.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Hepatic-Elderly may be more susceptible to hepatotoxicity. Strict adherence to a maximum daily dose is recommended, and the maximum dose recommendation varies between 3000-3800 mg depending on strength used and source of the recommendation.

Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Use weight based dosing in children less than 12 years.
  • Severe Precaution: Risk of respiratory depression. No safety and efficacy established age < 12 years. With any opioid, access to naloxone for emergency reversal can mitigate risk from accidental ingestion/overdose.
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