Tirofiban (By injection)
Helps prevent blood clots from forming.
Uses of This Medicine
Tirofiban injection is used to prevent blood clots from forming in the arteries of the heart after certain types of chest pain and heart attacks. It may also be used in patients who are having certain heart and blood vessel procedures.
Tirofiban is an antiplatelet medicine. It reduces the chance that a harmful clot will form by preventing certain cells in the blood from clumping together.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.
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How To Use
Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein. This medicine is given slowly, so the needle will remain in place for several hours.
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive this medicine if you had an allergic reaction or other problems caused by tirofiban. You should not receive this medicine if you have a history of severe bleeding problems or major surgery or injury in the past 30 days.
This medicine may cause the following problems:Major bleeding problems
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Red or dark brown urine, or red or black stools
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Redness, pain, bleeding, or swelling where the needle is placed
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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