Generic Name : Abciximab Pronunciation : ab-SIKS-ih-mab Therapeutic Classification : Anticoagulants / Antithrombotics ICD Code : Y44.2
India- Faximab, Reopro.
International- Reopro. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antithrombolytic agent, prescribed for percutaneous coronary intervention, and severe chest pain either alone or with other medications.It prevents the clustering of platelets in the blood. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with cerebrovascular accident (CVA), internal bleeding, blood clotting/bleeding disorders, brain tumor, uncontrolled high blood pressure, recent surgery and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
IV - The recommended dose is 0.25mg/kg administered 10-60 minutes before the start of atherectomy. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of clotting or blood disorders, ulcer, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.
Side Effects :
Heart - Low blood pressure, slow/fast heart rate, palpitations, fistula, abnormal heart rhythm, blood clot in lungs and inflammation of blood vessels.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, indigestion, diarrhea, intestinal blockage and reflux.
Blood - Anemia.
Central Nervous System - Dizziness, anxiety, abnormal thinking, agitation, confusion, muscle contractions, coma, and increased muscle tone and double vision.
Respiratory - Pneumonia, lung inflammation, asthma and blood clots in lung.
Musculoskeletal - Muscle pain.
Genitourinary - Urinary retention, painful urination, abnormal kidney function, frequent urination and urinary incontinence.
Miscellaneous - Back pain, chest pain, headache, injection site pain, swelling in the extremities,increased sweating, weakness, itching, abnormal vision, wound, pus, dry mouth, diabetes and abdominal bloating.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store the medication as directed by your physician.
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