If you have used more than two doses of Alsuma in 24 hours, you may experience an overdose on this medication. However, there have not been any reports of an overdose, so it is unknown what problems might occur or how to treat them. Seek immediate medical care if you have used too much of this medication, as you will need to be closely monitored.
Can You Use Too Much Alsuma?Alsuma™ (sumatriptan) is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as triptans. As with most medications, it is probably possible to use too much Alsuma.
The specific effects of an Alsuma overdose are largely unknown, but will likely vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Alsuma dosage, how it was taken, and whether it was used with any other medications or substances.
It should be noted that it is not "easy" to overdose on Alsuma. The entire autoinjector contains just one dose, and two doses can be given within 24 hours, with at least an hour between doses. However, if a person does not follow the dosing instructions and uses more than two doses in a 24-hour period, an overdose is possible.
Effects of an OverdoseThe normal dosage of Alsuma is 6 mg. In studies, giving up to 16 mg caused no serious problems. No large overdoses have been reported in real-life use of this medication. It is unclear what exactly to expect from an overdose, other than the typical Alsuma side effects.
Treatment for an Alsuma OverdoseBecause so little is known about the effects of an Alsuma overdose, it is unclear how it should be treated. Therefore, treatment will likely involve simply treating any complications that occur. For example, if someone has used too much of this drug, he or she should be closely monitored for at least 10 hours after the overdose.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have overdosed on this drug.