Myfortic Overdose

The exact effects of an overdose with Myfortic (mycophenolate sodium) are unknown at this time. However, it's likely that any symptoms would be similar to the drug's usual side effects, including diarrhea, decreased white blood cell count, and vomiting. In cases where the overdose was recent, activated charcoal or certain medications may be given to limit the amount of Myfortic absorbed by the body.

Can You Take Too Much Myfortic?

Myfortic® (mycophenolate sodium) is a prescription medication used in combination with other drugs to prevent kidney transplant rejection. As with most medications, it is possible to take too much Myfortic. The specific effects of an overdose can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Myfortic dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.

Symptoms of an Overdose

There is little information available on Myfortic overdoses. Therefore, it is not entirely known what to expect if too much is taken. Based on the known side effects of Myfortic, possible overdose effects may include:
  • A decrease in white blood cell counts, which could increase the risk for infection
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn or indigestion.

Treatment for a Myfortic Overdose

The treatment for an overdose of Myfortic may vary. If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may administer activated charcoal or a medication known as cholestyramine (Prevalite®, Questran®, Questran® Light) to help reduce the amount of Myfortic absorbed into the blood. Dialysis is not expected to be helpful in removing the drug from the body, although it may remove small amounts in cases of a large overdose.
Treatment will also involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. Supportive treatment options may include:
  • Close monitoring of blood cell counts
  • Fluids through an intravenous line (IV), if necessary.
It is important that you seek prompt medical attention if you believe you or someone else may have taken too much of this medication.

Myfortic Medication Information

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