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Arixtra Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is fondaparinux (Arixtra)?
- What are the possible side effects of fondaparinux (Arixtra)?
- What is the most important information I should know about fondaparinux (Arixtra)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using fondaparinux (Arixtra)?
- How should I use fondaparinux (Arixtra)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Arixtra)?
- What happens if I overdose (Arixtra)?
- What should I avoid while using fondaparinux (Arixtra)?
- What other drugs will affect fondaparinux (Arixtra)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Arixtra)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Arixtra)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose can cause excessive bleeding.
What should I avoid while using fondaparinux (Arixtra)?
Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.
What other drugs will affect fondaparinux (Arixtra)?
Many other drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines) can increase your risk of bleeding, or your risk of developing blood clots around the brain or spinal cord during a spinal tap or epidural. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used, especially:
- dextran (Gentran, Hyskon);
- abciximab (ReoPro), eptifibatide (Integrilin), ticagrelor (Brilinta), tirofiban (Aggrastat);
- alteplase (Activase), reteplase (Retavase), tenecteplase (TNKase), urokinase (Abbokinase);
- anagrelide (Agrylin), cilostazol (Pletal), clopidogrel (Plavix), dipyridamole (Persantine, Aggrenox), eltrombopag (Promacta), oprelvekin (Neumega), prasugrel (Effient), romiplostim (Nplate), ticagrelor (Brilinta), ticlopidine (Ticlid);
- argatroban (Acova), bivalirudin (Angiomax), dabigatran (Pradaxa), lepirudin (Refludan);
- dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), rivaroxaban (Xarelto), heparin, tinzaparin (Innohep), warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others; or
- salicylates such as aspirin, Nuprin Backache Caplet, Kaopectate, KneeRelief, Pamprin Cramp Formula, Pepto-Bismol, Tricosal, Trilisate, and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with fondaparinux. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about fondaparinux.
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 Arixtra Information
- Arixtra Drug Interactions Center: fondaparinux subq
- Arixtra Side Effects Center
- Arixtra Overview including Precautions
- Arixtra FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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