What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Pediatex 12 D Suspension to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Only When Necessary: FDA C W/COMBO PROD; POSS RISK OF GASTROSCHISIS/SIA WITH 1ST TRIMESTER EXPOSURE
  • Only When Necessary:

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: MAY DECREASE MILK SUPPLY, AND CAUSE IRRITABILITY
  • Precaution: USE WITH CAUTION. MAY CAUSE PARADOXICAL EXCITATION/INHIBIT LACTATION.

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Elderly are more sensitive to tachycardia and hypertensive effects. May exacerbate symptomatic coronary insufficiency. Genitourinary-May cause urinary retention. Neuro/Psych-May worsen cognitive impairment in some elderly with dementia. Insomnia risk.

Giving Pediatex 12 D Suspension to a child under 12

  • Contraindication: Risk of paradoxical CNS excitation, seizure. Contraindicated age < 2 years.
  • Contraindication: Risk of CNS excitation or depression and/or decreased mental alertness. Do not use for cough/cold age < 6 years without clinician consult.
  • Contraindication: High risk of adverse CNS effects. Not recommended for use age < 6 years.

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