Abciximab Intravenous

Name: Abciximab Intravenous

Before Using abciximab

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For abciximab, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to abciximab or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Studies on abciximab have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of abciximab in children with use in other age groups.

Geriatric

Bleeding problems may be especially likely to occur in elderly patients, who are usually more sensitive than younger adults tot the effects of abciximab. It is important that you discuss the use of abciximab with your doctor.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category Explanation
All Trimesters C Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Interactions with Medicines

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking abciximab, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using abciximab with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

  • Defibrotide
  • Eptifibatide

Using abciximab with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Aceclofenac
  • Acemetacin
  • Acenocoumarol
  • Alipogene Tiparvovec
  • Alteplase, Recombinant
  • Amtolmetin Guacil
  • Anagrelide
  • Apixaban
  • Ardeparin
  • Argatroban
  • Bemiparin
  • Betrixaban
  • Bivalirudin
  • Bromfenac
  • Bufexamac
  • Celecoxib
  • Certoparin
  • Choline Salicylate
  • Cilostazol
  • Citalopram
  • Clonixin
  • Dabigatran Etexilate
  • Dalteparin
  • Danaparoid
  • Desirudin
  • Desvenlafaxine
  • Dexibuprofen
  • Dexketoprofen
  • Dextran
  • Diclofenac
  • Diflunisal
  • Dipyridamole
  • Dipyrone
  • Drotrecogin Alfa
  • Droxicam
  • Duloxetine
  • Edoxaban
  • Enoxaparin
  • Escitalopram
  • Etodolac
  • Etofenamate
  • Etoricoxib
  • Felbinac
  • Fenoprofen
  • Fepradinol
  • Feprazone
  • Floctafenine
  • Flufenamic Acid
  • Fluoxetine
  • Flurbiprofen
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Fondaparinux
  • Heparin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Indomethacin
  • Ketoprofen
  • Ketorolac
  • Lepirudin
  • Levomilnacipran
  • Lornoxicam
  • Loxoprofen
  • Lumiracoxib
  • Meclofenamate
  • Mefenamic Acid
  • Meloxicam
  • Milnacipran
  • Morniflumate
  • Nabumetone
  • Nadroparin
  • Naproxen
  • Nefazodone
  • Nepafenac
  • Niflumic Acid
  • Nimesulide
  • Nimesulide Beta Cyclodextrin
  • Oxaprozin
  • Oxyphenbutazone
  • Parecoxib
  • Parnaparin
  • Paroxetine
  • Phenindione
  • Phenprocoumon
  • Phenylbutazone
  • Piketoprofen
  • Piracetam
  • Piroxicam
  • Proglumetacin
  • Propyphenazone
  • Proquazone
  • Protein C
  • Reviparin
  • Rivaroxaban
  • Rofecoxib
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Salsalate
  • Sertraline
  • Sodium Salicylate
  • Sulindac
  • Tenoxicam
  • Tiaprofenic Acid
  • Ticlopidine
  • Tinzaparin
  • Tolfenamic Acid
  • Tolmetin
  • Valdecoxib
  • Vilazodone
  • Vortioxetine
  • Warfarin

Using abciximab with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Vitamin A

Interactions with Food/Tobacco/Alcohol

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of abciximab. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Aneurysm (swelling in a blood vessel) especially in the head or
  • Blood disease or a history of unusual bleeding or
  • Brain problems which may include bleeding, disease, injury or tumor or
  • If you weigh less than 150 pounds or
  • If you are over 65 years of age or
  • Injury to any part of the body or
  • Liver disease or
  • Stroke—The risk of bleeding may be increased

Also, tell your doctor if you have received abciximab or heparin before and had a reaction to either of them called thrombocytopenia (a low platelet count in the blood), or if new blood clots formed while you were receiving the medicine.

In addition, tell your doctor if you have recently had any bleeding from the stomach, previously had a stroke, recently fallen or suffered a blow to the body or head, or had major medical or dental surgery . These events may increase the risk of serious bleeding when you are taking abciximab.

abciximab Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common
  • Bleeding
  • blurred vision; confusion; dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly; sweating; unusual tiredness or weakness
Less common
  • Black, tarry stools
  • bleeding gums
  • blood in urine or stools
  • pinpoint red spots on skin
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
Rare
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • chills
  • cough
  • eye pain
  • fever
  • general feeling of illness
  • headache
  • pale skin
  • rapid weight gain
  • shortness of breath
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • swelling of hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  • tightness in chest
  • tingling of hands or feet
  • troubled breathing
  • unusual tiredness
  • wheezing

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More Common
  • Back pain
Less common
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
  • changes in vision
  • delusions
  • dementia
  • fear
  • heartburn
  • indigestion or stomach discomfort, upset or pain
  • mood or mental changes
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • vomiting

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Uses

Consult your pharmacist.

How to use Abciximab Solution

Consult your pharmacist.

Side Effects

Consult your pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

List Abciximab Solution side effects by likelihood and severity.

Precautions

Consult your pharmacist.

Interactions

Consult your pharmacist.

Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

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