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Xigris Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is drotrecogin alfa (Xigris)?
- What are the possible side effects of drotrecogin alfa (Xigris)?
- What is the most important information I should know about drotrecogin alfa (Xigris)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving drotrecogin alfa (Xigris)?
- How is drotrecogin alfa given (Xigris)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Xigris)?
- What happens if I overdose (Xigris)?
- What should I avoid while receiving drotrecogin alfa (Xigris)?
- What other drugs will affect drotrecogin alfa (Xigris)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Xigris)?
Since drotrecogin alfa is given as needed by a healthcare professional, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Xigris)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include unusual bleeding, or any bleeding that won't stop.
What should I avoid while receiving drotrecogin alfa (Xigris)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are receiving drotrecogin alfa..
What other drugs will affect drotrecogin alfa (Xigris)?
Before receiving drotrecogin alfa, tell your doctor if you have recently received any of the following medications prevent blood clots:
- alteplase (Activase);
- anistreplase (Eminase);
- clopidogrel (Plavix);
- dipyridamole (Persantine);
- streptokinase (Kabikinase, Streptase);
- ticlopidine (Ticlid);
- urokinase (Abbokinase).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with drotrecogin alfa. 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 doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about drotrecogin alfa.
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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