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Human experience of overdose with ZYTIGA is limited.1
There is no specific antidote. In the event of an overdose, stop ZYTIGA, undertake general supportive measures, including monitoring for arrhythmias and cardiac failure and assess liver function.
ZYTIGA can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. ZYTIGA is not indicated for use in women. ZYTIGA is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant. If this drug is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, apprise the patient of the potential hazard to the fetus and the potential risk for pregnancy loss [see Use In Specific Populations].
1 MODULE 2.5, Clinical Overview, Section 5.0
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/27/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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