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

If you are PREGNANT

  • Not Recommended:

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: LOW AMOUNTS EXCRETED; MONITOR INFANT FOR GI FLORA CHANGES

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Renal-Dose adjust according to renal function. Monitor renal function and drug levels to avoid toxicity. Neuro/Psych- Hearing loss is possible even with normal peak and trough levels. Test hearing if at risk for ototoxicity or with anticipated prolonged therapy.

Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Maintain appropriate electrolyte levels. Monitor serum levels due to renal immaturity.
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