Spravato Overdosage





DCH Auriga - Healthcare
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The potential for overdose of Spravato by the patient is minimised due to the product's design and the administration taking place under the supervision of a healthcare professional (see Dosage & Administration).
Symptoms: The maximum single esketamine nasal spray dose tested in healthy volunteers was 112 mg which showed no evidence of toxicity and/or adverse clinical outcomes. However, compared to the recommended dose range, the 112-mg esketamine nasal spray dose was associated with higher rates of adverse reactions, including dizziness, hyperhidrosis, somnolence, hypoaesthesia, feeling abnormal, nausea and vomiting.
Life-threatening symptoms are expected based on experience with ketamine given at 25-fold the usual anaesthetic dose. Clinical symptoms are described as convulsions, cardiac arrhythmias, and respiratory arrest. Administration of a comparable supratherapeutic dose of esketamine by the intranasal route is unlikely to be feasible.
Management: There is no specific antidote for esketamine overdose. In the case of overdose, the possibility of multiple medicinal products involvement should be considered. Management of Spravato overdose should consist of treating clinical symptoms and relevant monitoring. Close supervision and monitoring should continue until the patient recovers.
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