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There is no known antidote for overdoses of Gemzar (gemcitabine hcl) . Myelosuppression, paresthesias, and severe rash were the principal toxicities seen when a single dose as high as 5700 mg/m2 was administered by intravenous infusion over 30 minutes every 2 weeks to several patients in a Phase 1 study. In the event of suspected overdose, the patient should be monitored with appropriate blood counts and should receive supportive therapy, as necessary.
Gemzar (gemcitabine hcl) is contraindicated in those patients with a known hypersensitivity to the drug.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/4/2011
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