Can You Receive Too Much Folotyn?
) is a prescription medication used to treat peripheral T-cell lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, usually after other medicines have been tried and failed. As with most medicines, it is possible to use too much Folotyn. The specific effects of an overdose can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Folotyn dosage
and whether it was combined with any other medications or substances.
Effects of an Overdose
Symptoms of an overdose with Folotyn may include:
- Dangerously low blood cell counts, which could cause:
- Serious anemia
- Mouth sores
Treating a Folotyn Overdose
Treatment for this type of overdose usually involves the use of a medicine known as leucovorin. Leucovorin can limit and help reverse some of the Folotyn overdose effects. Treatment will also likely involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. Supportive care may include intravenous (IV) fluids or certain medications to treat seizures
if they occur.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you have received too much Folotyn.