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Vincasar PFS Overdose

Treatment Options for a Vincasar PFS Overdose

If an overdose was recent and taken by mouth, a healthcare provider may administer activated charcoal or "pump the stomach" to help reduce the amount of the medication that is absorbed into the bloodstream.
There is some evidence that folinic acid (leucovorin) may be helpful for treating an overdose with Vincasar PFS. Therefore, a healthcare provider may administer folinic acid intravenously (into a vein, or by IV) every three to six hours. Dialysis is not expected to be useful for removing Vincasar PFS from the body.
Treatment will mostly involve supportive care, which consists of treating any symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment may include:
  • Close monitoring of blood cell counts
  • Enemas or other medications to prevent or treat constipation
  • A blood transfusion to replace blood cells.
  • Benzodiazepines, such as diazepam rectal gel (Diastat®), to treat seizures if they occur.
Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you or someone else may have received too much of this medication.
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