What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Phenobarbital to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- FDA D (known or theoretical risk):
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: SEDATION; INFANTILE SPASMS REPORTED AFTER WEANING FROM BREASTMILK.
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Risks for confusion, excitability or depression, and increased fall incidence.
Giving Phenobarbital to a child under 12
- management or monitoring precaution: May cause hyperactivity or paradoxical excitement in children
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