Aggrastat

Generic Name: Tirofiban

  • What is Aggrastat?

    Aggrastat is a medicine used intravenously (through a vein in your arm) to treat acute coronary syndrome (condition brought on by sudden, reduced blood flow to the heart). In addition, Aggrastat is used in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (a surgical procedure to restore blood flow to blocked arteries).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Aggrastat?

    Aggrastat can lead to increased bleeding. Your doctor will monitor you for this while you are receiving Aggrastat.

  • Who should not take Aggrastat?

    Your doctor will not administer Aggrastat to you if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients, or if you have certain medical conditions that can increase your risk of bleeding.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Aggrastat?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Aggrastat. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have kidney impairment, high blood pressure, heart disease, brain tumors, a history of bleeding or stroke, are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Your doctor will administer the appropriate dose for you intravenously, based on your body weight, condition, and whether you are taking other medications.

    If you have kidney impairment, your doctor will adjust your dose appropriately.

  • How should I take Aggrastat?

    Your doctor will administer Aggrastat to you and will monitor you for bleeding.

  • What should I avoid while taking Aggrastat?

    Do not miss your scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Aggrastat?

    If Aggrastat is administered with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is important to tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking.

  • What are the possible side effects of Aggrastat?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: bleeding, chest pain, decreased heart rate, dizziness, leg pain, pelvic pain, sweating, swelling

  • Can I receive Aggrastat if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Aggrastat during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Aggrastat?

    Aggrastat should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor.

  • How should I store Aggrastat?

    Your doctor will store Aggrastat for you.