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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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