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Angiomax Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is bivalirudin (Angiomax)?
- What are the possible side effects of bivalirudin (Angiomax)?
- What is the most important information I should know about bivalirudin (Angiomax)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking bivalirudin (Angiomax)?
- How should I take bivalirudin (Angiomax)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Angiomax)?
- What happens if I overdose (Angiomax)?
- What should I avoid while taking bivalirudin (Angiomax)?
- What other drugs will affect bivalirudin (Angiomax)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Angiomax)?
Since bivalirudin is usually given in a hospital or clinic setting as needed, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Angiomax)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a bivalirudin overdose are not known.
What should I avoid while taking bivalirudin (Angiomax)?
Bivalirudin lowers blood cells that help your blood clot. This can make it easier for you to bruise or bleed from an injury or minor cut. Avoid activities that increase your risk of a bruising or bleeding injury. Use extra caution to avoid cuts when brushing your teeth or shaving.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking bivaluridin. Alcohol may increase your risk of bleeding in your stomach or intestines.
What other drugs will affect bivalirudin (Angiomax)?
Before receiving bivalirudin, tell your doctor if you are using or receiving any of the following drugs:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin), heparin, ardeparin (Normiflo), dalteparin (Fragmin), danaparoid (Orgaran), enoxaparin (Lovenox), or tinzaparin (Innohep); or
- any other medications used to prevent blood clots, such as alteplase (Activase), anistreplase (Eminase), clopidogrel (Plavix), dipyridamole (Persantine), streptokinase (Kabikinase, Streptase), ticlopidine (Ticlid), or urokinase (Abbokinase).
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use bivalirudin, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect bivalirudin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has information about bivalirudin written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Angiomax Information
- Angiomax Drug Interactions Center: bivalirudin iv
- Angiomax Side Effects Center
- Angiomax FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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