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III. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

Analgesics and antipyretic (opiated)
 

Product: Morphine
For Children: Contra-indicated in children below 12 years
For Pregnant Women: Contra-indicated. Depresses neo-natal respiration
For Breastfeeding Mothers: Use if clearly indicated
Contra-indications*: In hepatic and renal dysfunction
Caution: Hyper-thyroidism

 
Product: Codeine
For Children: Should be avoided for below 1 year
For Pregnant Women: Caution - may adversely affect the baby's breathing if taken during labour
For Breastfeeding Mothers: To be used with caution
Contra-indications*: In hepatic and renal dysfunction
Caution: Being a narcotic, it can be habit-forming

Analgesics and antipyretic (non-narcotic)
 

Product: Aspirin
For Children: Safety not established
For Pregnant Women: Safety not clearly established
For Breastfeeding Mothers: Use only if clearly indicated
Contra-indications*: In cases of ulcer
Caution: Can cause irritation to the gastro-intestinal (GI) system

 
Product: Paracetamol
For Children: Under 3 months extreme caution
For Pregnant Women: No evidence of risk with occasional use
For Breastfeeding Mothers: No evidence of risk
Contra-indications*: In hepatic and renal dysfunction
Caution: ------------

Anti-psychotics
 

Product: Chlorpromazine
For Children: Should not be used below six months
For Pregnant Women: Contra-indicated
For Breastfeeding Mothers: Not recommended
Contra-indications*: In chronic respiratory disease
Caution: Avoid skin drug contact

Hypnotics and sedatives
 

Product: Diazepam
For Children: Safe
For Pregnant Women: Contra-indicated
For Breastfeeding Mothers: Safety not established
Contra-indications*: Respiratory depression
Caution: Can cause psychological/physical dependence

*Not to be used in the conditions stated, because it could cause complications
 

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