Information about Abciximab

Abciximab Uses

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
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Available Medicine for Abciximab

AbcixirelReliance Life Sciences
81001 variant(s)
FaximabLupin Ltd
93001 variant(s)
ReoproEli Lilly and Company India Pvt Ltd
119 to ₹226292 variant(s)

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).

Frequently asked questions for Abciximab

Abciximab

Q. Can the use of Abciximab increase the risk of bleeding?

Yes, Abciximab increases the risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding.

Q. What medicines should I avoid while taking Abciximab?

Abciximab can interact with several medicines. Do not take any medicine without talking to your doctor.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Abciximab?

Abciximab reduces your risk of developing blood clots in the blood vessels of your leg, lungs, heart and brain. You may not feel any difference after taking Abciximab. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits.

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