ABCIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable)

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ABCIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

ABCIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable)

ABCIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

ABCIXIMAB (Injection)

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ABCIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Abciximab (ab-SIK-si-mab) Prevents blood clots from forming during a procedure to open blocked blood vessels.

When To Not Use ABCIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to abciximab or murine proteins, or under certain conditions that may affect blood clotting. These conditions may include a personal or family history of bleeding problems, internal bleeding within the past 6 weeks (including bleeding ulcers or blood in your urine), a history of stroke, using a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®) within the past week, major surgery or injury within the last 6 weeks, cancer, very high blood pressure, or vasculitis.

How Should You Use ABCIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable)

Proper ABCIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store ABCIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep ABCIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using ABCIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using dipyridamole (Persantine®, Aggrenox®), ticlopidine (Ticlid®), a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®), thrombolytic medicine such as alteplase (Activase®) and streptokinase (Streptase®), or pain or arthritis medicine (such as aspirin, diclofenac, etodolac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, Advil®, Aleve®, Daypro®, Dolobid®, Feldene®, Indocin®, Motrin®, Orudis®, Relafen®, or Voltaren®).

ABCIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • This medicine may cause you to bleed more easily. This is more likely to happen within the first several hours, but this effect may last up to 3 days. Be careful to not cut or bruise yourself.
  • You will probably need to stay in bed for several hours after you stop getting this medicine.
  • Tell your doctor if you have received abciximab before.

ABCIXIMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Blood in the urine or bloody or black, tarry stools
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising, especially where the IV needle or catheter was placed
  • Vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Back pain
  • Lightheadedness or fainting

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