What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Silafed Syrup to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Requires a Risk/Benefit Assessment:
- No Known Fetal/Neonatal Risk:
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.
- Management or Monitoring Precaution: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Non-sedating antihistamine preferred. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.
Giving Silafed Syrup to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Risk of CNS excitation and respiratory depression. Do not use in pediatrics < 6 years of age unless clinician consultation.
- Contraindication: Risk of serious and life-threatening adverse effects of CNS depression or excitation. Consult clinician before use.
- Contraindication: High risk of adverse CNS effects. Not recommended for use age < 6 years.
- Contraindication: Use not recommended age <4 months. CNS excitation and seizure risk in newborns.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.