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There is limited clinical experience with FYCOMPA overdose. The highest reported overdose (approximately 264 mg) was intentional. This patient experienced serious adverse reactions of altered mental status, agitation, and aggressive behavior and recovered without sequelae. In general, the adverse reactions associated with overdoses were similar to the reactions at therapeutic doses with dizziness reported most frequently. There were no reported sequelae.
There is no available specific antidote to the overdose reactions of FYCOMPA. In the event of overdose, standard medical practice for the management of any overdose should be used. An adequate airway, oxygenation, and ventilation should be ensured; monitoring of cardiac rhythm and vital sign measurement is recommended. A certified poison control center should be contacted for updated information on the management of overdose with FYCOMPA. Due to its long half-life, the reactions caused by FYCOMPA could be prolonged.
None.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/14/2015
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