ARGATROBAN

(ar GAT roe ban) Brand: Acova

What is the most significant information I must know about argatroban?

• You must not use this medicine if you are allergic to argatroban, or if you have any major bleeding from a surgery, injury, or another medical trauma.

Argatroban is not expected to be deleterious to an unborn child. However, aspirin is sometimes given with argatroban, and aspirin can reason bleeding when it is taken during the recent 3 months of pregnancy. Aspirin can also reason side effects in a newborn baby. Speak your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

• Till receiving argatroban, speak your doctor if you have liver malady, a stomach ulcer or bleeding, a bleeding or blood clotting mess, untreated or uncontrolled tall blood pressure, if you have recently had a spinal tap or epidural anesthesia, or if you have recently had major surgery (especially on your eyes, brain, or spinal cord).

• Speak your doctor if you are using or receiving blood thinners or any another medications used to treat or prevent blood clots.

• Because argatroban keeps your blood from coagulating (clotting) to prevent unwanted blood clots, it can also create it easier for you to bleed, even from a minor injury. Contact your doctor or search abnormal medical attention if you have bleeding that will not stop.

What is argatroban?

Argatroban keeps the platelets in your blood from coagulating (clotting) to prevent unwanted blood clots that can occur while receiving heparin

Argatroban is used to treat or prevent blood clots in people who have thrombocytopenia (low levels of platelets in the blood) caused by using heparin. Argatroban is sometimes used in people who are undergoing a procedure called angioplasty (to open blocked arteries).

Argatroban may also be used for purposes not listed in this medicine guide.

What must I discuss with my health care provider till receiving argatroban?

• You must not receive this medicine if you are allergic to argatroban, or if you have any major bleeding from a surgery, injury, or another medical trauma.

• To create certain you can safely use argatroban, speak your doctor if you have any of these another conditions:

· a stomach ulcer or bleeding;

· liver disease;

· a bleeding or blood clotting mess (such as hemophilia);

· untreated or uncontrolled tall blood pressure (hypertension);

· if you have recently had a spinal tap or epidural anesthesia; or

· if you have recently had major surgery (especially eye surgery, brain surgery, or spinal cord surgery).

Argatroban is not expected to be deleterious to an unborn child. However, aspirin is sometimes given with argatroban, and aspirin can reason bleeding when it is taken during the recent 3 months of pregnancy. Aspirin can also reason side effects in a newborn baby. Speak your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

• It is not known whether argatroban passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing child. Do not receive this medicine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is argatroban given?

Argatroban is injected into a vein through an IV. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting. Argatroban is sometimes given together with aspirin.

• If you are receiving this injection during an angioplasty procedure, the medication will be given throughout the entire procedure and for up to 24 hours after the procedure.

Argatroban is given near the clock before your blood coagulates properly. Your doctor will test your blood often to determine how long to treat you with argatroban.

• To be certain this medication is helping your condition and is not causing deleterious effects, your blood will need to be tested often. Visit your doctor regularly.

• Because argatroban keeps your blood from coagulating (clotting) to prevent unwanted blood clots, it can also create it easier for you to bleed, even from a minor injury. Contact your doctor or search abnormal medical attention if you have bleeding that will not stop.

What happens if I miss a dose?

• Since argatroban is given by a healthcare professional, you are not likely to miss a dose.

What happens if I overdose?

• Search abnormal medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

• Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medicine guide.

What must I avoid while receiving argatroban?

• Avoid activities that may magnify your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.

• Avoid drinking alcohol. It may magnify your risk of bleeding in your stomach or intestines.

What are the possible side effects of argatroban?

• Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

· feeling like you might pass out;

· light bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;

· blood in your urine;

· black, bloody, or tarry stools;

· coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;

· any bleeding that will not stop;

· pain or burning when you urinate;

· sudden numbness or weakness, problems with vision, speech, or balance;

· sudden severe headache, confusion, sudden changes in your senses of taste or touch;

· fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;

· cough with yellow or green mucus, stabbing chest pain, feeling short of breath;

· slow heart course, weak pulse, slow breathing (breathing may stop); or

· chest pain or hard feeling, pain spreading to the hand or shoulder, nausea, sweating, common ill feeling.

• Smaller serious side effects may include:

· nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain;

· headache;

· back pain; or

· bleeding near the IV needle.

• This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What another drugs will affect argatroban?

• Speak your doctor about all another medications you use or have recently received to prevent blood clots, such as:

· a blood thinner such as heparin or warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);

· abciximab (ReoPro), anagrelide (Agrylin), cilostazol (Pletal), clopidogrel (Plavix), dipyridamole (Persantine, Aggrenox), eptifibatide (Integrelin), prasugrel (Effient), ticlopidine (Ticlid), tirofiban (Aggrastat);

· dabigatran (Pradaxa), bivalirudin (Angiomax), lepirudin (Refludan);

· dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), fondaparinux (Arixtra), tinzaparin (Innohep); or

· alteplase (Activase), tenecteplase (TNKase), urokinase (Abbokinase).

• This list is not complete and another drugs may interact with argatroban. Speak your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal commodity. Do not start a new medicine without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

• Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about argatroban.

Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.

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