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There is no specific treatment for NEXAVAR overdose.
The highest dose of NEXAVAR studied clinically is 800 mg twice daily. The adverse reactions observed at this dose were primarily diarrhea and dermatologic. No information is available on symptoms of acute overdose in animals because of the saturation of absorption in oral acute toxicity studies conducted in animals.
In cases of suspected overdose, NEXAVAR should be withheld and supportive care instituted.
- NEXAVAR is contraindicated in patients with known severe hypersensitivity to sorafenib or any other component of NEXAVAR.
- NEXAVAR in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel is contraindicated in patients with squamous cell lung cancer [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/2/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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