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Overdoses (up to 5-fold of the prescribed dose) occurred in patients treated with HYCAMTIN capsules. The primary complication of overdosage is bone marrow suppression. The observed signs and symptoms of overdose are consistent with the known adverse reactions associated with HYCAMTIN for oral use [see ADVERSE REACTIONS]. Mucositis has also been reported in association with overdose.
There is no known antidote for overdosage with HYCAMTIN. If an overdose is suspected, monitor the patient closely for bone marrow suppression, and institute supportive-care measures (such as the prophylactic use of G-CSF and/or antibiotic therapy) as appropriate.
HYCAMTIN is contraindicated in patients who have a history of severe hypersensitivity reactions to topotecan.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/7/2014
Additional Hycamtin Capsules Information
- Hycamtin Capsules Drug Interactions Center: topotecan oral
- Hycamtin Capsules Side Effects Center
- Hycamtin Capsules in detail including Side Effects and Drug Images
- Hycamtin Capsules FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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