Argatroban - injectable


Unknown / Multiple | Argatroban - injectable (Medication)


Desc:

Argatroban injection commonly used anticoagulant for patients requiring immediate anticoagulation therapy. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) has an immunologic basis and is commonly associated with venous thrombosis. The availability of direct thrombin inhibitors has assisted physicians in managing this disorder.

HIT is an immunoglobulin-mediated adverse drug reaction that is characterized by platelet activation, thrombocytopenia, and a high risk of thrombotic complications among patients receiving or who have recently received heparin. HIT is one of the most important immunologic drug reactions.

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Side Effect:

Some of the following side effects may be noticed:allergic reaction (itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing); black, tarry stools; blood in your urine; chest pain; lightheadedness or fainting; unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness; vomit that looks like coffee grounds. If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:back pain; fever; diarrhea. ...

Precaution:

The doctor should be informed if you have hemophilia or any other bleeding problem. Also tell your doctor if you have a stomach ulcer, liver disease, very high blood pressure, or if you have had a stroke or recent surgery. Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. ...