This medication prevent blood clotting by interfering with clumping of platelets.
Recent bleeding due to surgery, bleeding from the digestive tract or from other sites, stroke due to a bleed
Increased risk for bleeding due to bleeding/clotting disorders, very high blood pressure, brain tumor, etc.
Before procedures on the heart like angioplasty. It is given in a dose of 0.25mg/kg into the vein 10-60 minutes before the procedure, followed by an infusion of 0.125 µg/kg/min up to a maximum of 10 µg/min for 12 hours .
Treatment of heart attack, stroke due to a blood clot
Injected into the vein by a healthcare provider.
• Platelet counts, bleeding and clotting times should be monitored before and during treatment
• May cause excess bleeding when administered with other drug with bleeding as side effects. e.g. aspirin, warfarin, t-PA (tissue plasminogen activator) which is used to break clots
• As tendency to bleed is possible, using of a soft toothbrush or electric razor is advised.
• In case of overdose, call a poison control center or an emergency center for an appropriate treatment.
Store at 2 to 8°C. Discard any unused portion left in the vial.
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