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Northera

OVERDOSE

Symptoms

There was one case of overdose reported during post-marketing surveillance in Japan. The patient ingested 7700 mg of NORTHERA and experienced a hypertensive crisis that resolved promptly with treatment.

Treatment

There is no known antidote for NORTHERA overdosage. In case of an overdose that may result in an excessively high blood pressure, discontinue NORTHERA and treat with appropriate symptomatic and supportive therapy. Counsel patients to remain in a standing or seated position until their blood pressure drops below an acceptable limit.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

None.

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/27/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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