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Experience with overdose of IXEMPRA is limited to isolated cases. The adverse reactions reported in these cases included peripheral neuropathy, fatigue, musculoskeletal pain/myalgia, and gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, anorexia, diarrhea, abdominal pain, stomatitis). The highest dose mistakenly received was 100 mg/m² (total dose 185 mg).

There is no known antidote for overdosage of IXEMPRA. In case of overdosage, the patient should be closely monitored and supportive treatment should be administered.

Management of overdose should include supportive medical interventions to treat the presenting clinical manifestations.


IXEMPRA is contraindicated in patients with a history of a severe (CTC grade 3/4) hypersensitivity reaction to agents containing Cremophor® EL or its derivatives (eg, polyoxyethylated castor oil) [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

IXEMPRA is contraindicated in patients who have a neutrophil count < 1500 cells/mm³ or a platelet count < 100,000 cells/mm³ [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

IXEMPRA in combination with capecitabine is contraindicated in patients with AST or ALT > 2.5 x ULN or bilirubin > 1 x ULN [see BOXED WARNING and WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Last reviewed on RxList: 10/27/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.


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