General English name: Bivalirudin
Brand: Angiomax Angiomax, Angiomax RTU
Dosage forms of bivalirudin
Biovalrodin Drug Information
Bivalirudin is a synthetic residue 20 peptide that is an anticoagulant (thrombin inhibitor) and helps prevent the formation of harmful clots. Bivalirudin is useful for the treatment of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, thrombosis prevention, and use in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (PCI). Bivalirudin is prescribed to patients with moderate to high-risk acute coronary syndrome due to unstable angina.
The correct amount and method of taking bivalirudin
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get information about the drug and its possible side effects.
The dose and amount of bivalirudin varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
It is injected intravenously. Do not inject the medicine into a muscle.
Contraindications to bivalirudine
Note the expiration date of the bivalirudin medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your medicine has expired.
Never give Bivalirudin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Check for drug interactions with bivalirudin, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Bivalirodine use during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor.
The effect of bivalirudin on driving
Bivalirudin may cause dizziness; if you have these symptoms, avoid driving or operating machinery.
Drug Interaction Bivalirudin
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
It may interact with blood thinners such as warfarin and heparin.
Check the labels on all prescription and over-the-counter medications you are taking, as these medications may contain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or salicylates, including analgesics / fever medications (such as acetaminophen) that are similar to bivalirudin. And may increase the risk of side effects.
Warning about taking Bivalirudin
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking bivalirudine:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
- If you have any liver or kidney problems.
- If you have an acute cardiovascular problem.
- If you have a problem with blood clots or bleeding.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.
Side effects of bivalirudine
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking this medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:
Bleeding and bruising
Redness, burning and inflammation at the injection site
Allergic reactions such as urticaria, flaking of the skin, shortness of breath: In this case, see a doctor immediately.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Bivalirudin.
Side effects of Bivalirudin overdose (Bivalirudin poisoning)
The drug is injected in medical centers and therefore there is no possibility of poisoning.
If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as unusual and prolonged bleeding, shortness of breath, fainting, and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.
Storage conditions of Bivalirudin
This medicine is kept by nurses and specialists in medical centers.
Usually, the ready-to-inject solution of bivalirudin can be stored at 2-8 ° C for up to 24 hours.