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Tirofiban Hydrochloride Solution for injection
Generic Name: tirofiban
Brand Names: Aggrastat
What is this medicine?TIROFIBAN blocks platelets from forming blood clots. It is used to prevent complications during episodes of chest pain or a heart attack, or during a procedure to treat a blocked artery of the heart.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?Your doctor or health care professional needs to know if you have any of the following conditions:
- bleeding problems or problems with blood clotting
- blood vessel disease or damaged blood vessels
- diabetic retinopathy
- head injury or tumor
- high blood pressure
- history of a stroke
- infection of heart
- low platelet count in the blood
- recent major injury or surgery
- an unusual or allergic reaction to tirofiban, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for injection 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?
- antiinflammatory drugs, NSAIDs like ibuprofen
- aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
- medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, dalteparin, 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
- changes in vision
- dark urine, stools, or vomit
- fast, irregular heartbeat
- fever, chills
- swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
- unusual bleeding, bruising, or purple spots on the skin
- feeling faint or lightheaded
- nausea, vomiting