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Viokace Overdose

Although it is not clear exactly what to expect from an overdose on Viokace, taking too much of this drug over an extended period of time may lead to problems like high uric acid levels and colon strictures. Seek immediate medical treatment if you believe you have overdosed on this drug. Treatment may involve close monitoring, "pumping the stomach," or administering activated charcoal.

Can You Take Too Much Viokace?

Viokace® (pancrelipase) is a prescription medication used in the treatment of pancreatic enzyme deficiencies. As with any medicine, it is possible to overdose on Viokace.
The specific effects of an overdose could vary, however, depending on a number of factors, such as the Viokace dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.

Effects of an Overdose

At this time, it is not exactly known what to expect from a one-time Viokace overdose. However, chronic (long-term) exposure to high doses of the drug is associated with a higher risk for certain Viokace side effects, particularly fibrosing colonopathy (and associated colon strictures) and high uric acid levels (which can cause gout and kidney problems).

Treatment Options for a Viokace Overdose

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 absorbed into the bloodstream.  
Treatment will also include supportive care, which consists of treating any symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. Supportive care for a Viokace overdose may include:
  • Close monitoring for digestive problems
  • Monitoring of uric acid levels in the blood and/or urine.
Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you or someone else may have taken too much Viokace.

Viokace Medication Information

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