What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Zyprexa Vial to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Requires a Risk/Benefit Assessment:

If you are NURSING


If you are an adult over 60

  • Management or Monitoring Precaution: Neuro/Psych-Higher risk of tardive dyskinesia. CNS effects; sedation, cognit impair and inc fall risk. Avoid use for behav probs of dementia or delirium unless fail nonpharm options. Inc risk of stroke, cognitive decline, and death when used w/senile dementia.Max 7.5mg/day. Endocrine-May exacerbate or cause SIADH or hyponatremia. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotens, bradycardia. Gastrointestinal-Monitor for constipation. Genitourinary-Avoid in patients w/urinary retention.

Giving Zyprexa Vial to a child under 12

  • Management or Monitoring Precaution: Risk of somnolence, orthostatic hypotension. Long term risk of weight gain, glucose, lipid abnormalities, tardive dyskinesia. Safety and efficacy not established.

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