Bivalirudin - Drug Information

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General Information on Bivalirudin

Generic Name : Bivalirudin

Pronunciation : bye VAL i roo din

Latest prescription information about Bivalirudin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y44.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Anticoagulants / Antithrombotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Bivalirudin

India : 

International : 

Angiomax

Why is Bivalirudin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anticoagulant (thrombin inhibitor), prescribed for preventing blood clots in patients with unstable angina undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty ((PTCA) procedure to open blocked arteries). 

When should Bivalirudin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with major bleeding and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Bivalirudin?

IV- The recommended bolus dose is 0.75 mg/kg, followed by an infusion of 1.75 mg/kg/h for the duration of the PCI/PTCA procedure.

How should Bivalirudin be taken?

It comes as a solution to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. After 5 minutes of administration, activated clotting time (ACT) test should be performed.

What are the warnings and precautions for Bivalirudin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, kidney disease or a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause bleeding or bruising, avoid injury.
Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Bivalirudin?

  Heart: Low/high blood pressure and slow heart rate.
  Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting and indigestion.
  Genitourinary: Urinary retention.
  Miscellaneous: Back pain, headache, injection site pain, sleeplessness, pelvic pain, anxiety, abdominal pain, fever and nervousness.

What are the other precautions for Bivalirudin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Bivalirudin?

Store it at controlled room temperature (20-25C).

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