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Vomiting, kidney damage, or liver problems could occur if someone receives too much Zanosar (streptozocin). The specific effects would depend on how much of the drug was used and whether it was combined with other medications. If an overdose does occur, a healthcare provider would likely provide supportive care, such as close monitoring of the kidneys, liver, and blood cell counts.
Can You Receive Too Much Zanosar?Zanosar® (streptozocin) is a prescription chemotherapy medication used in people who have a certain type of pancreatic cancer (cancer of the pancreas). This drug is normally given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting. Therefore, an intentional overdose is unlikely to occur.
Effects of an OverdoseAt this time, it is not entirely known what to expect from an overdose with Zanosar. Based on the known side effects of the medicine, possible symptoms may include but are not limited to:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Kidney damage
- Liver problems
- Pain, redness, swelling, burning, or stinging at the injection site
- Low blood cell counts, which could cause: