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Kalbitor Overdose

Although a healthcare provider is usually the person who administers the Kalbitor (ecallantide) dosage, it is possible for you to receive too much of this drug. However, there have not been any reports of an overdose on Kalbitor to date. If one does occur, it may cause problems like diarrhea, vomiting, or injection site reactions.

Can You Use Too Much Kalbitor?

Kalbitor® (ecallantide) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of sudden hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks. The exact effects of an overdose with Kalbitor are currently unknown.
 

Symptoms of an Overdose

At this time, there have not been any reports of an overdose with Kalbitor; therefore, it is not entirely known what to expect from an overdose. Although doses higher than the usually recommended amount have been studied in animals, they have not been studied in humans. Therefore, it is unknown whether doses higher than this are safe. The exact effects of an overdose with Kalbitor are currently unknown.
 
It is reasonable to expect an overdose to cause symptoms similar to the known Kalbitor side effects. In the event of an overdose, the side effects may be more likely to occur, or more severe in nature. Such side effects may include but are not limited to:
 
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Injection site reactions, such as redness, itching, or bruising
  • Stuffy nose, nasal discharge, and sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Fever.
  

Treatment for a Kalbitor Overdose

If an overdose is discovered while the medication is being given, the injection will be stopped. Treatment will mostly involve supportive care, which consists of treating any symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, medicines may be given to treat or prevent severe diarrhea.
 
It is important that you seek prompt medical attention if you believe you may have overdosed on this medication.
 

Kalbitor Medication Information

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