Information about Abciximab
Abciximab is used to prevent blood clots. It prevents the formation of blood clots in the heart during, before or after an angioplasty operation.
How Abciximab works
Abciximab is an antiplatelet medication. It works by preventing the platelets from sticking together, thereby decreasing the formation of harmful blood clots.
Common side effects of Abciximab
Bleeding, Low blood platelets
Expert advice for Abciximab
- It is usually given by your nurse or doctor as an infusion (drip) into a vein.
- It increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails or using sharp objects.
- Notify your doctor if you see blood in your vomit, urine or stool (black, tarry stools or bright red blood).