Aggrastat (Tirofiban) is a prescription medication used to treat blood clots that can cause a heart attack or other serious blood flow problems. Tirofiban belongs to the class of drugs called antiplatelets named glycoprotein llb/llla inhibitors. This medication is a blood thinner. It works by preventing platelets in the blood from sticking to each other. When platelets stick together, they may form blood clots that may cause a heart attack or cause the opened blood vessel in the heart to close up.
Canadian Pharmacy King is currently offering the brand Aggrastat from Canada. There is no generic available for this medication. Aggrastat is available in the strength of 0.05 mg/ml/250 ml pre-mixed bag.
The common side effects may include blood in the urine, cough, dizziness, excessive sweating, headache, pelvic pain, nausea, runny or stuffy nose, stomach pain and water retention.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects such as:
• Black, bloody or tarry stools;
• Chest pain or heavy feeling;
• Coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
• Fever, chills, body aches and flu symptoms;
• Pain spreading to the arm and shoulder;
• Pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Aggrastat if you are allergic to Tirofiban or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. It is unknown whether this medications passes into breast milk. Breast-feeding is not recommended. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding a baby. There may be a drug interaction between Tirofiban and other medications such as tamoxifen, torsemide, fluvastatin, blood thinners or other medications used to prevent blood clots.
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