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It is not known exactly what to expect if someone takes too much Sprycel (dasatinib). Based on a few reported cases of an overdose on this medicine and animal studies done on the drug, overdosing on Sprycel may cause abnormally low blood cell counts, bleeding, and heart problems. Treatment options will likely include supportive care to treat any symptoms that occur.
Can You Take Too Much Sprycel?Sprycel® (dasatinib) is a prescription medication approved to treat adults with certain types of leukemia (cancer of the blood and bone marrow). As with any medicine, it is possible to take too much Sprycel.
The specific effects of a Sprycel overdose can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Sprycel dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.
Effects of a Sprycel OverdoseBecause there have been only a few reported cases of an overdose with Sprycel, it is not known what exactly to expect from an overdose with this medicine. However, based on the available reports, as well as animal studies, symptoms of an overdose may include but are not limited to:
- Abnormally low blood cell counts
- Heart problems
- Increased blood pressure.
Treatment OptionsThe treatment for a Sprycel overdose may vary. If the overdose was recent, it is possible that the healthcare provider may administer activated charcoal or "pump the stomach" to help reduce the amount of the medication that is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Treatment for any type of overdose also usually involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive care for a Sprycel overdose will include close monitoring of blood cell counts with blood tests.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have taken too much of this medication.