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Firazyr Overdose

An overdose of Firazyr (icatibant) may cause problems like low blood pressure, a rash, or nausea. However, there have not been any reported cases of an overdose on this drug at this time. If an overdose does occur, treatment will likely involve administering certain medications and providing supportive care to treat any resulting complications.

Can You Use Too Much Firazyr?

Firazyr® (icatibant) is a prescription injectable medication used to treat acute attacks associated with hereditary angioedema (HAE), a rare genetic condition that causes episodes of painful swelling in various parts of the body. It is given as an injection just under the skin (a subcutaneous, or SC or SQ, injection).
 
As with most medicines, it is possible to overdose on Firazyr. The exact effects would vary, depending on a number of factors, such as the Firazyr dosage and whether it was used with any other medications or substances.
 

Effects of an Overdose

There have been no reported cases of a Firazyr overdose. Therefore, it is not entirely known what to expect from an overdose. Based on clinical studies in which doses about eight times the normally recommended human dose were given as an intravenous injection (an injection into a vein) and the known side effects of the medication, possible symptoms of an overdose may include:
 
  • Redness of the skin
  • Itching
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension), which could cause dizziness or fainting
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Headache.
 

Treatment Options for a Firazyr Overdose

If the overdose symptoms are not severe, a person may just be closely monitored, with no specific treatment. Other treatment may be used to treat any symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, medications may be given to increase blood pressure if extremely low blood pressure occurs.
 
Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you or someone else may have received too much of this medication.
 

Firazyr Medication Information

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