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Generic: abciximab
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It prevents blood clots during episodes of chest pain or a heart attack
               



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What is this medicine?

ABCIXIMAB (ab SIX i mab) prevents blood clots during episodes of chest pain or a heart attack. It may be used during heart surgery.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • bleeding problems or blood disorders
  • brain tumor or aneurysm
  • high blood pressure
  • previous stroke
  • recent injury or surgery
  • took a drug to prevent blood clots like warfarin in the past week
  • vasculitis
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to abciximab, mouse or human proteins, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

The medicine is for injection or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • aspirin and aspirin- like drugs
  • clopidogrel
  • dipyridamole
  • herbal products containing feverfew, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, or horse chestnut
  • medicines that break up blood clots like alteplase, reteplase, streptokinase, and urokinase
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, dalteparin, tinzaparin, argatroban, bivalirudin, and lepirudin
  • NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
  • ticlopidine

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • chest pain
  • unusual bleeding or bruising

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • back pain
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nausea
  • stomach pain

               
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