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Skelid Overdose

Although not very many Skelid overdose cases have been reported, it is believed that low blood calcium could occur as a result. In one specific case, a person who took double the recommended dosage developed kidney failure that resulted in death. Treatment for a Skelid overdose will vary from person to person but may include drinking milk, taking antacids, or receiving supportive care.

Skelid Overdose: An Introduction

Skelid® (tiludronate disodium) is a medication that is approved to treat Paget's disease of the bone. It belongs to a group of medications known as bisphosphonates. As with all medicines, it is possible to take too much Skelid. The specific effects of a Skelid overdose will vary depending on a number of factors, including the Skelid dosage and whether it was taken with other medications or substances.
 

Symptoms of a Skelid Overdose

Very little is known about what to expect from a Skelid overdose. Based on the way that Skelid works, low blood calcium (hypocalcemia) may be expected with a Skelid overdose. In one case, a person who took double the recommended Skelid dosage developed kidney failure (which lead to death).
 

Treatment for a Skelid Overdose

The treatment for a Skelid overdose may vary. Because the medication is irritating to the esophagus, vomiting should generally not be induced. Drinking milk or taking antacids can help to bind Skelid in the stomach so that it cannot be absorbed into the bloodstream. Treatment may also involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options for a Skelid overdose may include:
 
  • Careful monitoring of the heart, blood pressure, and breathing
  • Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
  • Giving calcium by IV, to correct low calcium levels
  • 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 Skelid.
 
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