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Across all clinical experience, the reported maximum single dose received was 90 mg. Bone marrow aplasia, infections, or severe infusions reactions occurred in patients who received a dose higher than recommended.
One patient received an 80 mg dose by IV infusion and experienced acute bronchospasm, cough, and dyspnea, followed by anuria and death. Another patient received two 90 mg doses by IV infusion one day apart during the second week of treatment and experienced a rapid onset of bone marrow aplasia.
There is no known specific antidote for Campath (alemtuzumab) overdosage. Treatment consists of drug discontinuation and supportive therapy.
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/16/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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