What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering ALKA-SELTZER ORIGINAL to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended:

If you are NURSING


If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: General-Consider alternative antacid due to high sodium content. Risk of systemic alkalosis, edema, weight gain.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Gastrointestinal-Aspirin doses > 325 mg/day carry an increased risk for hemorrhage, GI bleed, exacerbate or cause ulceration. Lower doses preferred.

Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Reye syndrome risk with viral illness, fever, and/or flu symptoms.

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