What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Focalin XR to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Only When Necessary:
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: INSUFF HUMAN DATA; CHEMICALLY SIMILAR DRUG EXCRETED IN LOW AMOUNTS
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Generally not recommended in the elderly. Risk for worsening cognitive impairment. Cardiovascular-May exacerbate pre-existing hypertension or coronary insufficiency and cause peripheral vasculopathy. Gastrointestinal-Anorexia may cause significant weight loss.
Giving Focalin XR to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: No safety and efficacy and not indicated age < 6 years. Risks associated with cardiac structural and rhythm abnormalities. Behavioral changes reported. Effects on growth rate.
- management or monitoring precaution: Warning with underlying cardiac structural defects, arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy. Monitor growth and behavior. Rare risk of priapism. Long term effects of treatment unknown.
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.