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Eloxatin

OVERDOSE

There is no known antidote for ELOXATIN overdose. In addition to thrombocytopenia, the anticipated complications of an ELOXATIN overdose include hypersensitivity reaction, myelosuppression, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and neurotoxicity. Several cases of overdoses have been reported with ELOXATIN. Adverse reactions observed were Grade 4 thrombocytopenia ( < 25,000/mm³) without any bleeding, anemia, sensory neuropathy such as paresthesia, dysesthesia, laryngospasm and facial muscle spasms, gastrointestinal disorders such as nausea, vomiting, stomatitis, flatulence, abdomen enlarged and Grade 4 intestinal obstruction, Grade 4 dehydration, dyspnea, wheezing, chest pain, respiratory failure, severe bradycardia and death.

Patients suspected of receiving an overdose should be monitored, and supportive treatment should be administered. The maximum dose of oxaliplatin that has been administered in a single infusion is 825 mg.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

ELOXATIN should not be administered to patients with a history of known allergy to ELOXATIN or other platinum compounds [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/26/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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