Soriatane Overdose

The effects of an overdose with Soriatane (acitretin) will vary, depending on how much was taken and whether it was taken with other substances. Possible overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and headaches. Treatment for an overdose may include supportive care, which consists of treating the overdose symptoms as they occur.

Can You Take Too Much Soriatane?

Soriatane® (acitretin) is a prescription psoriasis medication. As with most medications, it is possible to take too much Soriatane. The specific effects of a Soriatane overdose will vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Soriatane dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.

Effects of a Soriatane Overdose

Of course, an overdose with Soriatane could cause any of the usual side effects of the medication. Additionally, because Soriatane is a retinoid drug (related to vitamin A), an overdose could cause symptoms much like vitamin A toxicity. Such symptoms might include nausea, vomiting, a spinning sensation (vertigo), headaches, or many other problems.
Any exposure to Soriatane (whether as an overdose or a normal dose) can be very dangerous in pregnant women, as Soriatane can cause serious birth defects or miscarriages. If a woman of childbearing potential overdoses on Soriatane, it is essential that she does not get pregnant for at least three years after the medication is stopped (two forms of effective birth control must be used).

What Are the Treatment Options?

The treatment for a Soriatane overdose will also vary. In all cases, Soriatane will need to be stopped, at least temporarily. Treatment may involve supportive care, which involves treating any of the overdose symptoms as they occur.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have taken a Soriatane overdose.

Soriatane Medication Information

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