Nexterone Overdose

Receiving an overdose of Nexterone (amiodarone premixed injection) has the potential to cause serious consequences. Although the medication is administered in a healthcare setting, it is possible that your healthcare provider may miscalculate your dosage and give you too much Nexterone. Possible effects include liver damage, vomiting, and even death.

Can You Use Too Much Nexterone?

Nexterone® (amiodarone premixed injection) is a prescription medication that belongs to a group of drugs known as antiarrhythmics. It is given as an intravenous (IV) injection in people with serious heart rhythm problems.
An intentional overdose with this medication is unlikely, as it is given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting. However, an unintentional overdose could occur due to a miscalculation or other dosing error. The specific effects of an overdose would likely vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Nexterone dosage and whether it was combined with any other medications or substances.

Effects of an Overdose

An overdose with this medication can cause potentially serious effects. Possible symptoms of a Nexterone overdose may include but are not limited to:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Heart rhythm problems
  • A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Liver damage
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes)
  • Coma
  • Death.

Treatment Options

In the event of a potential Nexterone overdose, the injection will be slowed down or stopped. Dialysis is not expected to be useful for removing the medication from the body.
Treatment will also typically include supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. Examples of supportive treatment for a Nexterone overdose may include:
  • Close monitoring of the heart rhythm with an electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Close monitoring of the liver
  • Fluids given through a needle into a vein (intravenous fluids)
  • Medications to treat a slow heart rate or low blood pressure
  • A pacemaker, if necessary, to control an abnormal heartbeat.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have received too much of this medication.
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