Although the exact effects of an overdose with Extavia (interferon beta-1b) are unknown, serious problems are unlikely to occur, especially if the overdose is taken by mouth. If treatment is necessary, it likely will involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.
Can You Take Too Much Extavia?Extavia® (interferon beta-1b) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). It is normally taken by injection. The specific effects of an overdose with Extavia are currently unknown, but would likely vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Extavia dosage and whether it was taken by injection or by mouth.
Effects of an Extavia OverdoseIt is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose, other than the usual Extavia side effects, which, theoretically, might occur more severely in the case of overdose. The maximum safe dose for Extavia has not been determined.
If an Extavia overdose is taken by mouth, it would not be predicted to cause serious problems, although this is not known for certain. Extavia is a delicate protein that must be injected because it would be destroyed by the digestive system if taken by mouth.
Treatment OptionsIt is not known how to best treat an overdose with Extavia. Therefore, treatment (if necessary) likely will involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have taken too much Extavia.