What is this medicine?
TIROFIBAN blocks platelets from forming blood clots. It is used to prevent complications during episodes of chest pain or a heart attack, or during a procedure to treat a blocked artery of the heart.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in vision
dark urine, stools, or vomit
fast, irregular heartbeat
swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
unusual bleeding, bruising, or purple spots on the skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
antiinflammatory drugs, NSAIDs like ibuprofen
aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, dalteparin, ticlopidine
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
Your doctor or health care professional needs to know if you have any of the following conditions:
bleeding problems or problems with blood clotting
blood vessel disease or damaged blood vessels
head injury or tumor
high blood pressure
history of a stroke
infection of heart
low platelet count in the blood
recent major injury or surgery
an unusual or allergic reaction to tirofiban, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.