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Topamax

precautions

What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering Topamax to children or the elderly?

If you are:

Pregnant:

Not Recommended: DATA FROM PREGNANCY REGISTRY SHOW INCREASED RISK OF OROFACIAL CLEFT

Nursing:

Precaution: MONITOR FOR SIGNS OF TOXICITY; MAY CAUSE SEDATION,IRRITABILITY,FEEDING PROBLM

An adult over 60:

Precaution: (BEERS) DECREASE DOSE FOR CRCL < 70 ML/MIN TO MINIMIZE CNS TOX/FALLS

Giving Topamax to a child under 12:

Relative Contraindication: RISK OF HYPERTHERMIA, OLIGOHIDROSIS, ACIDOSIS. NO SAFETY DATA AGE < 2 YRS.

Warning: RISK OF HYPERTHERMIA, ACIDOSIS, HYPERAMMONEMIA; SLOWED GROWTH, VISION CHANGES

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