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    Brand Name:Argatroban
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2000-06-30 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Encysive Pharmaceuticals
This drug is available in the following forms:
Intravenous Injections
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About Argatroban

  • Argatroban is used to treat and reduce the risk of blood clots in patients who have had a reaction to heparin that resulted in reduced platelets and associated blood clots.
  • Argatroban is also used in patients undergoing certain heart procedures such as percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) who are at risk or have had a reaction to heparin that resulted in reduced platelets and associated blood clots.

Side Effects of Argatroban

Bleeding is the most common side effect.

Other side effects may include:

  • shortness of breath
  • low blood pressure
  • fever
  • diarrhea

Who Should Not Take Argatroban

Argatroban should not be given to individuals who have major bleeding.

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Recent Forum Posts on Argatroban

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6 month old diagnosed with HIT needs to go open heart surgery. Is this a drug of choice for this patient? Has an an emboli before 10 days post-op after intital exposure to heparin. Also, Eliza +. Plat count drop over 50,000 everytime he went on bypass machine.

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I would like to receive some information about dosage of this medication and a calculation table e-mailed to my home.Our hospital just started using this medication and i am very interested in learning more about the mediation and dosaging.

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