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    Oxycontin

    precautions

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

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    FDB Only When Necessary: RISK OF NEONATAL WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME WITH CHRONIC USE

    Nursing:

    Precaution: MONITOR FOR CHANGES IN RESPIRATION, GI EFFECTS, SEDATION, FEEDING PATTERN

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Pulmonary-Life threatening respiratory depression is more likely to occur with high doses, SR products, cachexia, or debilitation due to altered pharmacokinetics with poor fat stores, muscle wasting, or altered clearance. Monitor closely at initiation and with dose titration. Neuro/Psych-Risk for increased confusion and delirium. May increase fall risk. Avoid treatment with 3 or more CNS active drugs. Gastrointestinal-Constipation risk. Urogenital-Urinary retention risk.

    Giving OxyContin to a child under 12:

    Contraindication: Risk for fatal respiratory depression. Increased sensitivity to effects and adverse effects. Controlled release form only in opioid tolerant patient age 11 years and older.

    Severe Precaution: Consider risk for fatal respiratory depression in opioid naive patients. Restricted use for opioid tolerant patient. Increased sensitivity to effects and adverse effects.

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