What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Desipramine HCL to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Requires a Risk/Benefit Assessment:
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST MINIMAL AMOUNTS EXCRETED WITH NO RISK TO INFANT
If you are an adult over 60
- Management or Monitoring Precaution: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotension at higher doses. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause. Endocrine-Increased risk for hyponatremia due to SIADH.
Giving Desipramine HCL to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Risk of severe cardiovascular adverse events, including sudden cardiac death. Possible increased risk of suicidal ideation and attempt. Not indicated for use in pediatric patients; safety and efficacy not established.
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