What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Ziprasidone 20 Mg/Ml (Final Concentration) Intramuscular Solution Antipsychotics (Excluding Select Aripiprazole Formulations) to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Requires a Risk/Benefit Assessment:

If you are NURSING

  • Absolute Contraindication: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST EXCRETION; LACTMED RECOMMENDS ALTERNATE TREATMENT

If you are an adult over 60

  • Management or Monitoring Precaution: Neuro/Psych-Inc risk of tardive dyskinesia. CNS effects; sedation, cognit impair and inc fall risk. Avoid for behav probs of dementia/delirium unless fail nonpharm options. Inc risk of stroke, cognit decline, and death when used w/ dementia. Endocrine-May exacerbate/cause SIADH/hyponatremia. Cardiovascular-Risk of orthostat hypotens, dizziness, QT prolong. Avoid if signif CV cond. Mnt BG, lipids, wt. Gastrointestinal-May cause constipation. Urogenital-Avoid in urinary retention.

Giving Ziprasidone 20 Mg/Ml (Final Concentration) Intramuscular Solution Antipsychotics (Excluding Select Aripiprazole Formulations) to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Adverse reactions include weight gain, glucose and lipid abnormalities, QT prolongation. Safety and efficacy in pediatrics not established.
  • Management or Monitoring Precaution: Risk of sedation, dystonia, extrapyramidal reactions, QT prolongation. Long term risk of hyperprolactinemia, lipid, glucose abnormalities. Safety and efficacy not established.

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