General English name: Tirofiban
Application: Prevention of cardiovascular accidents
Pharmacological forms of thyrophibans
Tirofiban Drug Information
Thyrofibran reduces the rate of thrombotic cardiovascular events (myocardial infarction or heart attack) in patients with acute coronary artery syndrome. Thyrofiban may be given to patients who are at high risk for myocardial infarction within the first 3-4 days after the onset of acute symptoms of angina (chest pain), and the doctor uses this drug to prevent the risk of heart attack in these patients.
The correct amount and method of taking Tirofiban
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 tirofiban varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. The usual dose is 25 micrograms per kilogram for 5 minutes intravenously and then 15 micrograms per kilogram per minute for up to 18 hours.
The dose of Tirofiban is usually determined by the patient’s condition, age and weight.
It is injected intravenously.
It is only injected by a specialist in a hospital for patients at risk of heart attack.
If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time, call your doctor right away.
Contraindications to the use of Tirofiban
Pay attention to the expiration date of the drug Thirofiban, and do not take the medicine if it has expired.
Never give Tirofiban to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Check for drug interactions with tirofiban, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Tyrofiban use during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor.
The effect of taking tirofiban on driving
Thirofibers may not cause blurred vision, if you do not have these symptoms, you do not need to avoid driving or operating machinery.
Tirofiban drug interaction
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.
Some of the drugs that may interact with tyrofiban include: alpha antithrombin, antithrombin III, apixaban, argatroban, rectal aspirin, bivalirudin, dalteparin, anoxaparin, fondaparinux, fondaparinux, fond Protamine, tinsaparin, warfarin.
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 tirofiban:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
- If you have any kidney or liver problems.
- If you have a history of thrombocytopenia or platelet problems.
- If you have a disease that may increase your risk of bleeding or if you are bleeding.
- If you have high blood pressure.
- If you have had cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the last two weeks.
- If you have had a gastrointestinal ulcer in the last 3 months.
- If you have acute pericarditis.
- If you have or have a history of active vasculitis.
- If you see blood in your stool.
- If you are taking medicines at the same time that increase the risk of bleeding to some extent.
- If you have had any surgery, injury, or medical emergency in the last 6 weeks.
- 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 taking Thirofiban
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 after drug injection
Excess blood in urine and feces
Decreased hemoglobin and platelet count
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Tirofiban.
Side effects of Tirofiban overdose (Tirofiban poisoning)
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as bloody or black stools, dark pink urine, unusual and prolonged bleeding, shortness of breath, fainting, and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.
Storage conditions of Tirofiban
This medicine is kept in a proper condition by the nurses in the hospital.