What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Benztropine MESYLATE to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- FDB Only When Necessary: NO FDA CATEGORY; INSUFF HUMAN DATA; 2 REPORTS OF NEONATAL PARALYTIC ILEUS
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE
If you are an adult over 60
- Contraindication: General-AVOID; not recommended for prevention of EPS with antipsychotics; more effective treatment for Parkinson Disease. Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Non-sedating agents preferred. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause. Use caution in men with benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Giving Benztropine MESYLATE to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Use with caution due to anticholinergic adverse effects.
- Contraindication: Contraindicated age < 3 years due to atropine-like side effects.
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