Amevive Overdose

Taking too much Amevive could lead to joint pain, headache, and other symptoms. Keep in mind, however, that an overdose is unlikely -- each vial contains only one dose and is given by your healthcare provider. In the event of an overdose, treatment would involve careful monitoring of T-cells, as well as treatment of any problems that occur as a result.

Can You Take Too Much Amevive?

Amevive® (alefacept) is a prescription psoriasis medication that is given by intramuscular injection. As with most medications, it is probably possible to take too much Amevive. The specific effects of an overdose will likely vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Amevive dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.

Effects of an Amevive Overdose

The highest studied dosage of Amevive, which is several times higher than the usual recommended dose, caused the following side effects when given by IV instead of intramuscular injection:
These side effects appeared within one day of the dose. It is predicted that an overdose with Amevive could also decrease certain immune system cells (known as T-cells) too much, increasing the risk of serious infections.
It should be noted that an Amevive overdose is unlikely because it is injected by your healthcare provider and an entire vial contains only one dose.

Treatment for an Overdose With Amevive

Because so little is known about the effects of an Amevive overdose, it is also not clear how to treat it. Therefore, treatment will likely involve supportive care, such as:
  • Careful monitoring of T-cell counts
  • Careful monitoring for signs and symptoms of an infection
  • Other treatments based on complications that occur.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have taken too much Amevive.

Amevive Medication Information

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