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Treatment of acute overdose should be directed at reversing hypoglycemia. Oral glucose or food should be consumed. If the overdose results in loss of consciousness, intravenous glucose or parenteral glucagon may be required to reverse the hypoglycemic effects.
A small number of overdose cases have been reported in the post-marketing experience. In one case of acute overdose, a 3-year old patient experienced hypoglycemia after receiving one 4 mg dose of INCRELEX® (a 10-fold increase beyond the prescribed dose). The event resolved following treatment with IV glucose.
Long term overdosage with INCRELEX® may result in signs and symptoms of acromegaly.
Active or Suspected Neoplasia
INCRELEX® is contraindicated in the presence of active or suspected malignancy, and therapy should be discontinued if evidence of malignancy develops.
INCRELEX® should not be used by patients who are allergic to mecasermin (rhIGF-1) or any of the inactive ingredients in INCRELEX®, or who have experienced a severe hypersensitivity to INCRELEX® [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS]
Intravenous administration of INCRELEX® is contraindicated.
INCRELEX® should not be used for growth promotion in patients with closed epiphyses.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/16/2014
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