What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Perphenazine to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- FDB Only When Necessary: NO FDA CATEGORY; NEONATE COMPLICATIONS(RESP,GI,CNS) W/EXPOSURE IN 3RD TRIMESTER
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: LOW AMNT EXCR W/SIMILAR DRUG CHLORPROMAZINE, RESULTING IN INFANT DROWSINESS
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Higher risk of tardive dyskinesia in the elderly. Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Increased risk of death in senile dementia. Maximum of 8mg/day. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotension at higher doses. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.
Giving Perphenazine to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Not recommended for pediatrics under 12 years of age.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.