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Although there has been no experience with overdosage to date, it is reasonable to expect that such episodes may produce pronounced manifestations of the known adverse reactions. In the event of overdosage, the gastric contents should be evacuated by gastric lavage and symptomatic therapy should be initiated. Hematologic and hepatic parameters should be monitored for at least 6 weeks after overdosage of EMCYT (estramustine) Capsules.
EMCYT (estramustine) Capsules should not be used in patients with any of the following conditions:
- Known hypersensitivity to either estradiol or to nitrogen mustard.
- Active thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders, except in those cases where the actual tumor mass is the cause of the thromboembolic phenomenon and the physician feels the benefits of therapy may outweigh the risks.
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/6/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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