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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Only When Necessary:

If you are NURSING

  • Absolute Contraindication: POTENTIAL SEV TOXICITY;DECREASED PUP WT, INCREASED MORTALITY IN RAT STUDIES.

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Use caution in elderly with a history of recurrent falls. Drug may produce ataxia, impaired psychomotor function, syncope, and additional falls. Renal-Start with half the normal adult dose with decreased CrCL.

Giving Felbamate to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Approved only as adjunctive therapy for Lennox-Gastaut. Monitor behavior, risk of suicidal ideation and behavior.

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