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Aprotinin

INFORMATION

Uses

Aprotinin is used in the treatment of bleeding.

How it works

Aprotinin prevents the breakdown of clots and stops bleeding

Common side effects

Nausea, Shortness of breath, Decreased blood pressure, Itching, Hypersensitivity reaction

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Expert advice

  • Before you start with aprotinin treatment you may need to take a test dose to make sure that you do not develop allergic reactions.
  • Ensure that the medication is not sprayed from a close distance to the wound and should not be injected in blood vessels.
  • You may be monitored with lab test, including kidney function test and clotting test while on aprotinin treatment.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.


Content on this page was last updated on 24 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)