It is not entirely clear what to expect from an overdose with this medication. However, based on the known effects of the drug, an overdose could be potentially dangerous. Seek immediate medical attention if you may have taken too much altretamine.
Altretamine should be stored at room temperature. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Altretamine?
If you forget to take your dose of altretamine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. In this case, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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