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Mirvaso Overdose

Confusion, breathing problems, and a slow heart rate are among the problems that can occur with an overdose of Mirvaso (brimonidine gel). This can be quite serious, especially if this medicine is taken by mouth. Treatment will likely involve supportive care to treat any problems that occur. Seek prompt medical care if you have used too much.


Can You Use Too Much Mirvaso?

Mirvaso® (brimonidine gel) is a prescription medication approved to treat rosacea. As with most medications, it is probably possible to use too much Mirvaso. The specific effects of an overdose could be dangerous but would vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Mirvaso dosage and how it was used (applied to the skin or taken by mouth).

Effects of an Overdose

It is unknown if applying too much Mirvaso or applying it too often would cause any problems. However, if Mirvaso is accidentally taken by mouth (which might happen with a young child or a pet), serious problems may occur. In one case, the following symptoms were seen in two young children who accidentally took Mirvaso gel by mouth:
  • Lethargy
  • Slow or irregular breathing (which required treatment with a respirator)
  • A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Confusion
  • Hyperactivity
  • Sweating.
The children spent the night in the hospital but were released the next day without any long-lasting problems.

Treatment Options for a Mirvaso Overdose

Treatment for an overdose with Mirvaso, if necessary, will involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. Of course, treatment will also involve stopping the drug, at least temporarily.
If Mirvaso was taken by mouth, careful monitoring of the heart rate and blood pressure are necessary. Medications might also be required to increase the heart rate or blood pressure. Extra care should be taken to monitor breathing, and a respirator may be necessary.
It is important that you seek prompt medical attention if you believe that you or someone else may have overdosed on Mirvaso.

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