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Angiomax (Bivalirudin)

Drug:Angiomax 10 Vials Pack
Dosage:250 mg/1 vial

Angiomax (Bivalirudin) is a prescription medication used to prevent blood clots in people with severe chest pain or other conditions who are undergoing an angioplasty. Angioplasty is a procedure used to open blocked arteries. Blocked arteries are the buildup of fibrous and fatty material inside the arteries. They are the underlying condition that causes coronary artery disease. The active ingredient in Angiomax is Bivalirudin. Bivalirudin belongs to a class of drugs called a direct thrombin inhibitor or anticoagulant. It works by preventing the formation of blood clots.

Manufacturer Information

We currently offer the brand Angiomax from Canada manufactured by Sandoz in the strength of 250 mg/1 vial for a pack of 10 vials. The generic Bivalirudin is not available.

Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while using Angiomax. The most common side effects of Angiomax may include the following:
• Bleeding;
• Headache;
• Nausea

Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Bloody or tarry stools;
• Easy bruising or bleeding;
• Signs of an allergic reaction, including hives, breathing difficulties, swelling of the face, lips, or throat;
• Swelling or redness in an arm or leg

These are not all of the side effects of Angiomax. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.

You should not receive Angiomax if you are allergic to Bivalirudin or any ingredient in Angiomax. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have a blood clotting disorder such as hemophilia;
• Have heart disease;
• Have kidney disease

Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Angiomax and aceclofenac, ketorolac, green tea, garlic, ginger, nettle, etc. Avoid mifepristone, butabarbital, anagrelide, heparin, warfarin, quinine, or levonorgestrel with Angiomax. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is unknown if Angiomax may harm an unborn baby. Aspirin is usually administered with Angiomax. Aspirin can cause bleeding when received during the last trimester. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is not known if Bivalirudin passes into breast milk and if it may harm a nursing infant. Use Angiomax precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Angiomax is given as an infusion into a vein. Your doctor will administer this injection during your angioplasty procedure. You may continue receiving Angiomax for a few hours after your procedure. Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent blooding when shaving or brushing your teeth. Store Angiomax at 20 to 250C.

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