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High doses of fludarabine phosphate [See INDICATIONS AND USAGE and WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS] have been associated with an irreversible central nervous system toxicity characterized by delayed blindness, coma and death. High doses are also associated with severe thrombocytopenia and neutropenia due to bone marrow suppression. There is no known specific antidote for fludarabine phosphate overdosage. Treatment consists of drug discontinuation and supportive therapy. In Study 2, two patients ingested an overdose of 20% to 33% of Oforta™ (fludarabine phosphate tablets) . No serious side effects were reported.
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/5/2009
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