Mexitil Overdose

Taking an overdose of Mexitil (mexiletine) may lead to potentially dangerous consequences, such as seizures, coma, and even death. However, how much you have taken and whether you took Mexitil with other substances would determine the specific effects. Treatment will likely include supportive care to treat any problems that occur as a result.

Can You Take Too Much Mexitil?

Mexitil® (mexiletine) is a prescription antiarrhythmic medication used to treat certain serious heart rhythm problems. As with most medications, it is possible to take too much Mexitil.
The specific effects of an overdose would likely vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Mexitil dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.

Effects of an Overdose

Possible symptoms of a Mexitil overdose may include but are not limited to:
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • A slow heart rate
  • Numbness, tingling, burning, or pricking sensations
  • Seizures
  • Heart rhythm problems
  • Coma
  • Death.

Treatment Options for a Mexitil Overdose

If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may administer activated charcoal or "pump the stomach" to help reduce the amount of the medication absorbed into the bloodstream.
Treatment will also typically include supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose, and close monitoring of the blood pressure and heart rate. Medications may be given to treat any symptoms that occur.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have taken too much Mexitil.
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