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Argatroban Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is argatroban (Argatroban)?
- What are the possible side effects of argatroban (Argatroban)?
- What is the most important information I should know about argatroban (Argatroban)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving argatroban (Argatroban)?
- How is argatroban given (Argatroban)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Argatroban)?
- What happens if I overdose (Argatroban)?
- What should I avoid while receiving argatroban (Argatroban)?
- What other drugs will affect argatroban (Argatroban)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Argatroban)?
Since argatroban 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 (Argatroban)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include excessive bleeding or any bleeding that will not stop.
What should I avoid while receiving argatroban (Argatroban)?
Argatroban 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 receiving argatroban. Alcohol may increase your risk of bleeding in your stomach or intestines.
What other drugs will affect argatroban (Argatroban)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use or have recently received, especially:
- abciximab (ReoPro), eptifibatide (Integrilin), tirofiban (Aggrastat);
- 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).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with argatroban. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about argatroban.
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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