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Management Of Overdosage
Cases of overdosage have been reported and rarely, deaths have occurred. The following signs and symptoms may be observed following overdosage: stupor, coma, diminished urine output and hypotension.
In the event of overdosage, the stomach should be emptied by inducing vomiting or by gastric lavage, and the patient carefully observed and given symptomatic and supportive treatment.
Animal studies show that absorption is decreased by the prompt administration of activated charcoal and excretion is enhanced by alkalinization of the urine.
CLINORIL (sulindac) is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to sulindac or the excipients (see DESCRIPTION).
CLINORIL (sulindac) should not be given to patients who have experienced asthma, urticaria, or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. Severe, rarely fatal, anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions to NSAIDs have been reported in such patients (see WARNINGS – Anaphylactic/Anaphylactoid Reactions, and PRECAUTIONS – Preexisting Asthma).
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/1/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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