Abciximab - injection

Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc | Abciximab - injection (Medication)


Abciximab is a type of blood thinner which is used to prevent blood clots forming during certain procedures used to open up the blood vessels in the heart (e. g. , balloon angioplasty, coronary stent placement, percutaneous coronary intervention-PCI). It is usually used in combination with heparin and aspirin.

Abciximab works by preventing platelets in the blood from sticking to each other. When platelets stick to each other, they may form blood clots that may cause a heart attack or cause the opened blood vessel in the heart to close back up. ...

Side Effect:

Some side effects may include:nausea, vomiting, or minor bleeding/irritation at the injection site may occur.

The most common serious side effect is serious bleeding. Your should immediately be notified if any of these signs of serious bleeding occur:bleeding/bruising/swelling/oozing around the area where the procedure tube was placed, uncontrolled nosebleed, fast/irregular heartbeat, pale/gray/bluish skin, pink/red urine, bloody/black/tarry stool, coughing up blood, vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...


Inform your doctor if you have any allergies as you may be allergic to some of the inactive ingredients this medication may contain.

Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have:current bleeding, bleeding from the gut or bladder in the last 6 weeks (e. g. , bleeding peptic ulcer), stroke in the last 2 years, history of stroke with continuing problems (e. g. , slurred speech, weak muscles, vision problems), major surgery/injury/other bleeding in the last 6 weeks, brain tumor, blood vessel problem in the brain (e. g. , aneurysm, AV malformation), very high uncontrolled blood pressure, inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis).

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk, therefore consult your doctor before breast-feeding. ...