What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering CHLORPROMAZINE HCL to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Not Recommended:
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST MINIMAL EXCRETION RESULTING IN INFANT DROWSINESS
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Not recommended in the elderly. Higher risk of tardive dyskinesia in the elderly. Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Increased risk of death in senile dementia. Cardiovascular-May cause bradycardia, orthostatic hypotension at higher doses. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Urogenital-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.
Giving Haloperidol to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Not recommended in children under 6 months. Increased risk of respiratory depression, extravasation, and death following intravenous administration.
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