Hemarate FA

Hemarate FA Overdosage

Manufacturer:

BIOFEMME, Inc

Distributor:

UNILAB, Inc
Full Prescribing Info
Overdosage
Iron: Acute iron overdosage (e.g., intake of ≥1,500 mg elemental iron for a 50 kg adult) can be divided into four stages: Stage I: Occurs up to six hours after ingestion, the principal symptoms are vomiting and diarrhea. Other symptoms include hypotension, tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) and central nervous system depression ranging from lethargy (sleepiness) to coma (state of unconsciousness).
Stage II: May occur 6 to 24 hours after ingestion and is characterized by a temporary remission or signs of overdosage are decreased.
Stage III: GI symptoms recur accompanied by shock, metabolic acidosis (increased acid in the blood), coma, hepatic necrosis (death of liver tissue), jaundice (yellowish color of the skin, eyes and other tissues), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), kidney failure, and pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs).
Stage IV: Occurs several weeks after ingestion and is characterized by GI obstruction (blockage) and liver damage.
Vitamin B6: Long term administration (i.e., 2 months or longer) of large (megadose) dosages (e.g., 2 g or more daily) of pyridoxine can cause sensory neuropathy or neuronopathy syndromes.
Other side effects reported with megadoses of pyridoxine include peripheral neuropathy, unsteady gait (manner of walking), loss of limb reflexes/numbness and tingling in feet and hands, hyperesthesia (increased physical sensitivity), muscle weakness, impaired or absent tendon reflexes; bone pain, headache, dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, upset stomach, breast tenderness, photosensitivity on sun exposure, and exacerbation of acne.
If the patient has taken more than the recommended dosage, consult a doctor or contact a poison control center immediately.
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