NULOJIX Overdose

It is not known what to expect if someone receives too much NULOJIX (belatacept). There have not been any reported cases of an overdose on this drug. However, clinical trials have shown that using high doses of this medicine more frequently than directed could increase the risk for potentially life-threatening brain infections. If an overdose occurs, treatment would likely involve supportive care.

Can You Receive Too Much NULOJIX?

NULOJIX® (belatacept) is a prescription medication used in combination with other medicines to prevent kidney transplant rejection. It is given as an intravenous (IV) injection by a healthcare provider. Therefore, an intentional overdose of this medicine is unlikely to occur.
 
If an overdose does occur, the symptoms could vary, depending on a number of factors, including the NULOJIX dosage and whether it was given with any other medications or substances.
 

Symptoms of an Overdose

At this time, it is unclear what exactly to expect from an overdose with this medication. There have been no reported cases of a NULOJIX overdose.
 
In clinical trials, single doses as high as 20 mg per kg (twice the usual recommended starting dose) did not cause any problems. However, high doses and more frequent dosing increased the risk for serious side effects involving the brain, including potentially life-threatening brain infections.
 

Treatment for a NULOJIX Overdose

Treatment for an overdose would most likely involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. Supportive treatment for a NULOJIX overdose would likely involve close monitoring for any potential side effects.
 
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have received too much NULOJIX.

NULOJIX Medication Information

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