Brisdelle Overdose

If you have overdosed on Brisdelle (paroxetine mesylate capsules), seek medical attention right away. Taking too much of this drug could cause symptoms such as seizures, an abnormal heart rhythm, and even a coma. Treatment may involve administering activated charcoal or pumping the stomach to help reduce the amount of the medicine absorbed in the bloodstream.

 

Can You Take Too Much Brisdelle?

Brisdelle™ (paroxetine mesylate capsules) is a prescription medication used to treat women with moderate-to-severe hot flashes due to menopause. As with most medicines, it is possible to overdose on Brisdelle. The specific effects of an overdose may vary, however, depending on a number of factors, including the Brisdelle dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.
 
Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have intentionally or accidentally overdosed on Brisdelle.
 

Effects of an Overdose

At this time, it is not entirely known what to expect from a Brisdelle overdose. Based on reports of overdoses with paroxetine, the active ingredient in Brisdelle, possible symptoms of an overdose may include:
 
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Tremor
  • A fast or slow heart rate
  • High blood pressure or low blood pressure
  • Dilated pupils
  • Confusion
  • Aggression
  • Abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Abnormal, uncontrollable muscle contractions
  • Muscle twitching
  • Rhabdomyolysis, a condition associated with an abnormal breakdown of muscle fibers
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Liver problems
  • An inability to urinate
  • Kidney failure
  • Mania (an abnormally heightened mood)
  • Seizures
  • Decreased consciousness
  • Coma.
 
An overdose of most medicines that increase serotonin levels, including Brisdelle, could also cause a potentially serious reaction known as serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome occurs when there is an abnormally high amount of serotonin in the body. Symptoms of serotonin syndrome may include:
 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Seeing or hearing things that are not real (hallucinations)
  • A fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Flushing
  • High body temperature
  • Tremor
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Overactive reflexes
  • Problems with walking or coordination
  • Coma.
 
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