Multaq Overdose

At this time, it is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose of Multaq (dronedarone). Based on the known side effects of this medication, an overdose may cause changes in blood pressure, slow heart rate, or dangerous irregular heart rhythms. Treatment for an overdose may involve "pumping the stomach" or supportive care.

Can You Take Too Much Multaq?

Multaq® (dronedarone) is a prescription medication used to treat irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias). As with most medications, it is possible to take too much Multaq. The specific effects of a Multaq overdose can be dangerous but will vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Multaq dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.

Effects of an Overdose

It is unclear what exactly to expect from an overdose of this medication. However, based on the known side effects of Multaq, it is reasonable to expect that the following overdose effects might occur:
  • Slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Changes in blood pressure
  • Dangerous irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias).

Treatment for a Multaq Overdose

At this time, it is unclear how to best treat an overdose with this medication. If the overdose with Multaq was recent, a healthcare provider might give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." It is unknown if dialysis is useful for removing Multaq from the blood. Treatment will also involve supportive care, such as:
  • Giving medications to increase the heart rate or to control an arrhythmia
  • "Shocking" the heart (electrical cardioversion) if necessary
  • Close monitoring of vital signs, especially blood pressure and heart rate.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have taken a Multaq overdose.
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