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Composition FOR EPTIFLO 2mg injection

Eptifibatide(2mg)

food interaction for EPTIFLO injection

alcohol interaction for EPTIFLO injection

pregnancy interaction for EPTIFLO injection

lactation interaction for EPTIFLO injection

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Eptiflo 2mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Eptiflo 2mg injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR EPTIFLO 2mg injection

Eptifibatide(2mg)

Eptiflo injection uses

Eptiflo 2mg injection is used in the treatment of unstable angina.

How eptiflo injection works

Eptiflo 2mg injection prevents platelets from sticking together, which in turn lowers the formation of blood clots.

Common side effects of eptiflo injection

Bleeding, Decreased blood pressure.

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Expert advice FOR EPTIFLO injection

  • Eptifibatide may reduce the number of blood cells that are needed for clotting. Avoid situations where bruising or injury may occur. Report any unusual bleeding, bruising, blood in stools, or dark tarry stools to your doctor.
  • Before and during your treatment with eptifibatide samples of your blood will be tested as a safety measure to limit the possibility of unexpected bleeding.
  • Eptifibatide should be used with caution in the elderly, female patients and patients with low body weight because of the risk of bleeding.
  • Tell your doctor if you are using medicines to thin the blood (anticoagulants) such as warfarin, aspirin etc.
  • Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Consult your doctor if you are taking anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin, heparin, aspirin, and dipyridamole) or painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen) or thrombolytics (e.g. alteplase) because of increased risk of bleeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR EPTIFLO 2mg injection

Eptifibatide

Q. Is eptifibatide a thrombolytic agent/ what is eptifibatide infusion/ how does eptifibatide work?
Eptifibatide is a thrombolytic drug and belongs to a class of drugs called Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors. It works by inhibiting platelet aggregation and thus prevents blockage of blood vessels due to formation of blood clots.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)