Mirapex Overdose: An Introduction
dihydrochloride) is a prescription drug that belongs to a group of medications classified as dopamine agonists. As with any medication, it is possible to take too much Mirapex. The specific effects of a Mirapex overdose can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Mirapex dosage
and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.
Effects of a Mirapex Overdose
It is not known what to expect from a Mirapex overdose, except the usual Mirapex side effects
, but perhaps more severely. In one study, a person took Mirapex 11 mg per day for two days, which is much greater than the usual dosage, without any problems.
Treatment for a Mirapex Overdose
The treatment for a Mirapex overdose also may vary, and there is no known antidote. If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may "pump the stomach" or administer certain medications to induce vomiting. Treatment also may involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options for a Mirapex overdose may include:
- Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
- Careful monitoring of the heart, blood pressure, and breathing
- Other treatments based on complications that occur.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on Mirapex.