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Bivalirudin is a blood thinner used in patients with certain heart problems (unstable angina) during a type of heart procedure (e.g., percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty - PTCA). Angiomax helps prevent blood clots from forming during and after this type of procedure and is usually used along with aspirin.
- Store the unmixed powder/vials at room temperature (77 degrees F or 25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
- Once mixed, the vial solution is good for up to 24 hours refrigerated (between 36 and 46 degrees F or 2 and 8 degrees C).
- Discard any unused portion of the vial.
- Do not freeze.
- After mixing and subsequent dilution with IV fluids, this product is stable at room temperature for up to 24 hours.
- If overdose is suspected, stop the medication and contact the local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
- Symptoms of overdose may include: unusual/severe bleeding.
Angiomax bivalirudin for injection
Angiomax® (bivalirudin) vial
- Follow all instructions for proper mixing and dilution with the correct IV fluids.
- If you have any questions regarding the use of Angiomax, consult your pharmacist.
- Give Angiomax by vein (IV) exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
- The dosage is based on the patient s weight, medical condition, and response to therapy.
- Angiomax should not be mixed with other injectable medications or used for longer than 24 hours.
- Consult your pharmacist.
- Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration.
- If either is present, do not use the liquid.
- Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely.
- Nausea, vomiting, heartburn, pain/redness/swelling at the injection site, headache, or trouble sleeping may occur.
- If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact the doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell the doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: unusual bleeding or bruising, blurred vision, dizziness, lightheadedness, pain (especially back pain, stomach/abdominal pain, or pelvic pain), mental/mood changes, persistent sore throat or fever.
- Tell the doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: unusually slow heartbeat, change in amount of urine, unusual tiredness or weakness.
- Tell the doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: one-sided weakness, loss of coordination, slurred speech, confusion, trouble breathing.
- If you notice any other effects not listed above, contact the doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell the doctor your complete medical history, especially of: kidney problems, other blood or bleeding problems (e.g., active bleeds, anemia, coagulopathy, thrombocytopenia).
- Tell the doctor if you are pregnant before using Angiomax.
- It is not known whether Angiomax passes into breast milk.
- Consult the doctor before breast-feeding.
- If the dose is interrupted, contact the doctor to establish a new dosing schedule/rate.
- Tell the doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medications used, especially: other blood thinners (heparins, warfarin, thrombolytics, or platelet inhibitors).
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.