"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Rixubis [Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant)] for use in people with hemophilia B who are 16 years of age and older. Rixubis is indicated for the control and prevention of bleeding episodes"...
- Patient Information:
Details with Side Effects
Inform patients of the risks associated with Argatroban Injection as well as the plan for regular monitoring during administration of the drug. Specifically inform patients to report:
- the use of any other products known to affect bleeding
- any medical history that may increase the risk for bleeding, including a history of severe hypertension; recent lumbar puncture or spinal anesthesia; major surgery, especially involving the brain, spinal cord, or eye; hematologic conditions associated with increased bleeding tendencies such as congenital or acquired bleeding disorders and gastrointestinal lesions such as ulcerations.
- any bleeding signs or symptoms
- the occurrence of any signs or symptoms of allergic reactions (e.g., airway reactions, skin reactions and Vasodilation reactions).
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/10/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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