What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Baclofen to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Requires a Risk/Benefit Assessment:
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: LIMITED DATA SUGGEST AMOUNT EXCRETED IS MINIMAL, MAY CAUSE SEDATION IN INFANT
If you are an adult over 60
- Management or Monitoring Precaution: Neuro/Psych- Risk of confusion, sedation and cognitive impair may lead to inc falls. In clinical trials, reported incidence of drowsiness, dizziness, confusion is greater than 15%. Dose cautiously in the elderly. Consider starting oral doses at 5mg three times daily or lower. Renal-Avoid with eGFR <60 mL/min due to inc risk of encephalopathy/hospitalization. Monitor closely if unable to be avoided. Cardiovascular-Hypotension risk; Titrate slowly. Urogenital-Risk for urinary retention.
Giving Baclofen to a child under 12
- Management or Monitoring Precaution: Safety and efficacy not established age <4 years.
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