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Although an overdose of Thioplex (thiotepa) is unlikely to occur, as it is given by a healthcare provider, an unintentional overdose is possible. Some of the complications that may occur as a result include low blood pressure, bleeding, and anemia. Treatment will likely involve administering certain medications and providing supportive care to relieve symptoms.
- A decrease in white blood cell counts, increasing the risk for infection
- A decrease in platelets, increasing the risk for bleeding
- A decrease in red blood cells (anemia)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Heart rhythm problems
- Low blood pressure (hypotension).
- Close monitoring of blood cell counts
- Antibiotics to treat infections
- A blood transfusion in the case of dangerously low blood cells.