Acute mycophenolate overdose : case series and systematic literature analysis

Ceschi, Alessandro and Gregoriano, Claudia and Rauber-Lüthy, Christine and Kupferschmidt, Hugo and Banner, Nicholas R. and Krähenbühl, Stephan and Taegtmeyer, Anne B.. (2014) Acute mycophenolate overdose : case series and systematic literature analysis. Expert opinion on drug safety, Vol. 13, H. 5. pp. 525-534.

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Literature regarding acute human toxicity of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS) is limited.; Our objectives were to describe all cases of overdose with MMF or EC-MPS reported to the Swiss Toxicological Information Centre (STIC) or in the literature between 1995 and 2013. Therefore, we performed an observational case-series and systematic literature search to determine circumstances, magnitude, management and outcome of overdose with MMF or EC-MPS.; Of 152,762 reports to STIC, 15 (7 pediatric) involved overdose with MMF (n = 13) or EC-MPS (n = 2). Three cases from other centers were identified from a systematic literature search. The magnitude of overdose ranged from 1.2 to 16.7 (median 2.9) times usual dose. Six (33%) MMF overdoses had attributable symptoms, which included abdominal pain, vomiting, headache and dizziness. The majority of findings were minor, although a 9-fold MMF overdose caused hypotension 8 h after ingestion and a 12.5-fold overdose caused leukopenia after 5 days. Symptoms did not occur in patients who took 2.5 times or less of their usual MMF dose. Gastrointestinal decontamination measures with activated charcoal were undertaken in one-third of cases.; Acute MMF and EC-MPS overdoses had a favorable outcome in all cases reported to STIC and in the literature.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Klinische Pharmakologie > Klinische Pharmakologie (Krähenbühl)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Klinische Pharmakologie > Klinische Pharmakologie (Krähenbühl)
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Pharmazie > Pharmakologie (Krähenbühl)
UniBasel Contributors:Krähenbühl, Stephan
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Informa Healthcare
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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