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    Geodon

    precautions

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

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    Only When Necessary: NON-TERATOGENIC COMPLICATIONS (RESP, GI,CNS) WITH EXPOSURE DURING 3RD TRIMESTER

    Nursing:

    Absolute Contraindication: NOT RECOMMENDED BY MANUFACTURER;OTHER MEDICATIONS PREFERRED

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Higher risk of tardive dyskinesia. Anticholinergic effects cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Increased risk of death in senile dementia. Cardiovascular-Risk of orthostatic hypotension, dizziness, QT prolongation. Avoid use if significant cardiovascular condition. Monitor for hyperglycemia, lipid changes, weight gain. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Urogenital-Avoid in patients with urinary retention.

    Giving Geodon to a child under 12:

    Severe Precaution: Adverse reactions include weight gain, glucose and lipid abnormalities, QT prolongation. Safety and efficacy in pediatrics not established.

    management or monitoring precaution: Risk of sedation, dystonia, extrapyramidal reactions, QT prolongation, hyperprolactinemia, lipid, glucose abnormalities. Monitor weight. No safety and efficacy per manufacturer.

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