Reopro

Generic Name: Abciximab

  • What is Reopro?

    Reopro is a medicine used intravenously (through a vein in your arm) to treat cardiac ischemia (reduced blood flow to the heart) 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 Reopro?

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

    Allergic reactions can occur with Reopro. Your doctor will monitor you for this while you are receiving Reopro.

  • Who should not take Reopro?

    Your doctor will not administer Reopro if you are allergic to it, 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 Reopro?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Reopro. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have high blood pressure, history of bleeding or stroke, brain tumors or injury, major accident or surgery within 6 weeks, 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.

  • How should I take Reopro?

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

  • What should I avoid while taking Reopro?

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

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

    If Reopro 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 Reopro?

    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: abdominal pain, back pain, bleeding, chest pain, headache, low blood pressure, nausea, severe bleeding inside your head, stroke, swelling, vomiting

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

    The effects of Reopro 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 Reopro?

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

  • How should I store Reopro?

    Your doctor will store Reopro for you.