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Generic Name: Abciximab (ab-SIKS-ih-mab)
Brand Name: ReoPro
Abciximab is used for:
Preventing the formation of blood clots in the heart that may occur during procedures to open blocked arteries in the heart known as percutaneous coronary intervention (eg, balloon angioplasty, atherectomy, stent placement). It is also used in patients who have severe chest pain with heart disease (unstable angina) when percutaneous coronary intervention is planned. Abciximab is used in combination with other medicines.
Abciximab is an antithrombotic. It works by preventing the clumping of blood-clotting cells (called platelets) in the blood.
Do NOT use Abciximab if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Abciximab :
Some medical conditions may interact with Abciximab . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Abciximab . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Abciximab may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Abciximab :
Use Abciximab as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Abciximab .
Important safety information:
Possible side effects of Abciximab :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Abciximab :
Store Abciximab between 36 and 46 degrees F (2 and 8 degrees C). Do not freeze. Do not shake. Discard any unused portion left in the vial. Keep Abciximab out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Abciximab . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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