If you are:
FDB Contraindicated or Not Recommended: RISK OF MALFORMATIONS IF USED IN 1ST TRIM; WITHDRAWAL SX IF USED IN 3RD TRIM
Absolute Contraindication: NOT RECOMMENDED: INFANT SEDATION, LETHARGY, FEEDING DIFFICULTY.
An adult over 60:
management or monitoring precaution: General-Due to the long drug half-life and active metabolites, the elderly are at increased risk of adverse psychiatric and paradoxical reactions. Limit to short term use and maximum dose of 5 mg/day. Neuro/Psych-Elderly have a much higher risk for sedation, depression, cognitive impairment and falls. Renal-Active metabolites are renally excreted. Use caution in renal impairment with initial dosing starting with 2 to 2.5 mg/day and titrate as tolerated.
Giving Valium to a child under 12:
Contraindication: Not recommended in children under 6 months due to insufficient safety information.