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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Only When Necessary:

If you are NURSING


If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Elderly are more sensitive to cardiovascular effects. Neuro/Psych-Risk of insomnia, confusion. Elderly may have increased sensitivity to CNS effects. Renal-May need to adjust dose with decreased renal function. Urogenital- Risk for urinary retention. Caution with prostatic hypertrophy.

Giving Ephedrine Sulfate to a child under 12

  • Contraindication: Do not use in pediatrics <6 years of age unless clinician consultation.
  • Severe Precaution: Safety and effectiveness in pediatrics not established.

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