Angiomax

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    Brand Name:Angiomax
    Generic:Bivalirudin
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2000-12-15 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
The Medicines Company
This drug is available in the following forms:
Intravenous Injections
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2005/020873s011lbl.pdf

About Angiomax

Angiomax is used:

  • to reduce the risk of blood clotting in adults with severe chest pain (unstable angina) who are undergoing a procedure to open blocked arteries in the heart (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or PCTA).
  • to reduce the risk of blood clotting in adults who are undergoing a procedure to open blocked arteries in the heart (percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI). Angiomax may be given with glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor under some circumstances in patients undergoing PCI.
  • to reduce the risk of blood clotting in adults with, or at risk of, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) or heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis syndrome (HITTS) undergoing PCI.
  • Angiomax is given by intravenous injection in addition to aspirin during treatment.

The safety and effectiveness of Angiomax is not known in patients who are not undergoing PCTA or PCI or in patients who have other heart problems. Angiomax has also not been tested in combination with blood thinners other than aspirin.

Side Effects of Angiomax

The most common side effect of Angiomax is bleeding.

Other side effects include:

  • Back pain
  • Nausea
  • Very low or very high blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Injection site pain
  • Insomnia
  • Pelvic pain
  • Anxiety
  • Vomiting
  • Slow heart rate
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Nervousness
  • Upset stomach

Who Should Not Take Angiomax

Angiomax should not be given to individuals who currently have major bleeding.

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It is PTCA and not PCTA


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