Baxter International | Aggrastat (Medication)
Aggrastat/tirofiban is used in the prevention of early myocardial infarction in patients with unstable angina or myocardial infarction with chest pain episode occurred in the last 12 hours and with ECG changes and / or elevated cardiac enzymes. Is used with aspirin and unfractionated heparin.
Aggrastat keeps the platelets in your blood from coagulating (clotting) to prevent unwanted blood clots that can occur with certain heart or blood vessel conditions. ...
Bleeding, nausea, fever, headache may occur.
Inform your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:nosebleed or other bleeding that will not stop; black, bloody, or tarry stools; coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling.
Seek immediate medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. ...
Prior to using Aggrastat tell your doctor if you are allergic to tirofiban, or to similar drugs such as abciximab or eptifibatide.
Do not receive this medication if you have a stomach ulcer or ulcerative colitis, severe liver disease, severe high blood pressure, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, a history of head injury, brain tumor, or blood clot in the brain (aneurysm), a stroke or any type of bleeding within the past 30 days, or any type of surgery, injury, or medical emergency within the past 6 weeks.
Because Aggrastat keeps your blood from coagulating (clotting) to prevent unwanted blood clots, it can also make it easier for you to bleed, even from a minor injury.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...