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Composition FOR REOPRO 2mg injection

Abciximab(2mg)

food interaction for REOPRO injection

alcohol interaction for REOPRO injection

pregnancy interaction for REOPRO injection

lactation interaction for REOPRO injection

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Reopro 2mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Reopro 2mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR REOPRO 2mg injection

Abciximab(2mg)

Reopro injection uses

Reopro 2mg injection is used in the treatment of unstable angina
It is also used in patients undergoing surgery to treat blockages in their blood vessels (angioplasty).

How reopro injection works

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

Common side effects of reopro injection

Bleeding, Reduced blood platelets.

SUBSTITUTES FOR REOPRO injection

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Expert advice FOR REOPRO injection

  • Do not start abciximab and consult your doctor if you have previously taken abciximab, have serious kidney problems, are above 65 years of age, pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Avoid activities that may cause bruising or injury as there is an increased risk of bleeding with abciximab use.
  • You may be monitored with lab tests, including complete blood cell counts and blood clotting tests while on Abciximab therapy.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience unusual bruising or bleeding (eg, bleeding gums; nosebleeds; bleeding in the eye; blood in the urine; black, bloody, or tarry stools; coughing up blood; vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds; severe or unusual vaginal bleeding); severe stomach pain; confusion; or severe or persistent headache or dizziness.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as abciximab may cause dizziness.
  • Platelet count should be monitored prior to, during and after treatment with abciximab for prevention of thrombocytopenia (low platelet count in blood).

Frequently asked questions FOR REOPRO 2mg injection

Abciximab

Q. Is abciximab a Gpiib/iiia receptors antagonist?
Yes, abciximab is a Gpiib/iiia receptor antagonist
Q. How does abciximab work?
Abciximab works by binding to blood cells called platelets which are responsible for formation of blood clots.
Q. Is abciximab is a monoclonal antibody?
Yes, abciximab is a murine monoclonal antibody
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Q. What is abciximab used for?
Abciximab is used in combination with other blood thinner drugs to prevent formation of blood clots during and after angioplasty (dilatation of narrowed lumen of blood vessels). It is also used to lower the risk of heart attack before angioplasty in patients with unstable angina (chest pain at rest due to reduced blood supply to heart)

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