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overdose

[′ō·vər‚dōs]
(medicine)
An excessive dose of medicine.
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While in 70-80% of PIs, information of pediatric and geriatric indications, antidote for overdosage, pharmacokinetic information, instructions for use, and handling was present.
Growth pattern and body proportion in a female with short stature homeobox-containing gene overdosage and gonadal estrogen deficiency.
Infusion of carnitine has become part of the accepted treatment for valproate overdosage, although no controlled studies of the effectiveness of this treatment have been completed.
I must disagree with Jeremy Lott's criticism ("Worse than the Cure," Fall 2009) of a set of regulatory proposals formulated last summer by a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel considering the risks posed by overdosage with acetaminophen (the key ingredient in Tylenol and an ingredient in many pain relievers and cold medicines).
Chloroquine has a low safety margin and is very dangerous in overdosage (5).
Wrong medicines, overdosage and the incorrect route of administration remain unsolved problems (Irita et al 2004) in clinical practice.
Cardiac resuscitation after incremental overdosage with lidocaine, bupivacaine, levobupivacaine and ropivacaine in anesthetized dogs.
1-4) A 1993 report on 10 patients found that hyperglycemic events were likely secondary to fluoroquinolone overdosage or a toxic effect of the drug in patients with concomitant renal insufficiency.
Q: How can we effectively anticoagulate our hemodialysis patients, their catheters, and the extracorporeal circuit without putting them at risk for heparin overdosage and significant bleeding events?
The product was the first new rattlesnake antivenom launched on the US market in 50 years and at the end of August 2001 it was joined in the Protherics stable by DigiFab, a new treatment for the toxic effects of overdosage of the heart drug Digoxin.
Although hawthorn berry had been said to be free of toxicity, I have found that overdosage, can cause a dangerously low pulse rate much like digitoxin.
Standard supportive measures should be undertaken when overdosage occurs.