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Human Overdose Experience
There have been no reports describing individuals who have taken an overdose of HORIZANT. The highest single dose of gabapentin enacarbil administered to date is 6,000 mg in healthy subjects. At this supratherapeutic dose there were no serious adverse events. The incidence of central nervous system adverse reactions, particularly dizziness and somnolence/sedation, is increased with doses greater than 600 mg daily.
In the event of an overdose, the patient should be treated supportively with appropriate monitoring as necessary. Gabapentin derived from gabapentin enacarbil can be removed from plasma by hemodialysis. The mean percentage of gabapentin recovered following hemodialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease was 29% (expressed as a proportion of the gabapentin released from HORIZANT).
Further management should be as clinically indicated or as recommended by a poison control center.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/14/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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