Xigris (Injection)

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Xigris (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Xigris (Injection)

Xigris (Injection) Medication Classification


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Xigris (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Drotrecogin Alfa (droe-tre-KOH-jen AL-fa) Treats an infection in the blood called sepsis.

When To Not Use Xigris (Injection)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to drotrecogin alfa, or if you have recently had a stroke, severe head injury, brain tumor, or any type of bleeding.

How Should You Use Xigris (Injection)

Proper Xigris (Injection) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Xigris (Injection)

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 aspirin, abciximab (Reopro®), eptifibatide (Integrilin®), tirofiban (Aggrastat®), or blood thinners (warfarin, Coumadin®).

Xigris (Injection) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have a bleeding disorder, liver disease, or a history of blood clots, stroke, aneurysm, or bleeding in your stomach.
  • This medicine lowers the number of some types of blood cells in your body. Because of this, you may bleed or get infections more easily. To help with these problems, avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Wash your hands often. Stay away from rough sports or other situations where you could be bruised, cut, or injured. Brush and floss your teeth gently. Be careful when using sharp objects, including razors and fingernail clippers.

Xigris (Injection) 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 your urine or stools
  • Coughing up blood
  • Severe headaches
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising

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Dimri, Dimri - 01/12/2014

As a tree hugger I am conercned about global warming. This is not about global warming. This is also not about diverting the argument to an unrelated topic.As a consumer I am conercned about the financial conflicts that are becoming more blatant, or at least more public, in the medical community. I do not see how highlighting the financial conflicts and their influence in medicine diminishes Kahneman and Teversky's work.My understanding of their premise is; that widely disseminated information can become accepted as fact, even over the beliefs of people with contrary information. A cornerstone of this system is often those promoting these "facts" have a financial and/or professional stake in their beliefs.Pharma has certainly spent decades and untold amounts promoting its "good" to society. Today, as information is being revealed, we learn they are not the towers of virtue they claim.Doctors claim immunity to pharma's siren song, but we see moves to remove even the smallest temptation as pens and coffee mugs from some institutions. Medtronic is under investigation for payments and gifts to doctors. (WSJ Dec 5 article by Ed Welsch)When all else fails doctors are willing to resort to legal suits to achieve their goals. In the Dec. 7th WSJ David Armstrong reports Dr.Yadav is suing the Cleveland Clinic stating financial conflicts are rampant and he should not have been fired for his.My desire is for more transparency in medicine, and the recognition that financial incentives do modify behavior that may not always be in the best interest of the patient. What I found interesting is a 2002 Nobel was awarded basically outlining how one goes about changing public opinion to achieve a position that cannot be challenged, even by those with contrary information.Steve Lucas