What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Adult Nasal Decongestant 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
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: MAY DECREASE MILK SUPPLY, AND CAUSE IRRITABILITY
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 Adult Nasal Decongestant to a child under 12
- Contraindication: High risk of adverse CNS toxicity. Avoid use age < 2 years. Consider suction bulb, saline drops and/or humidifier for nasal congestion.
- Severe Precaution: High risk of overdose and CNS toxicity. Use only with clinician supervision.
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