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    Tirofiban

    Information about Tirofiban

    Tirofiban uses

    Tirofiban is used to prevent blood clots. It helps assist the blood flow to your heart and prevent chest pain and heart attack.

    How tirofiban works

    Tirofiban is an antiplatelet medication. It works by preventing the platelets from sticking together, thereby decreasing the formation of harmful blood clots. This lowers the chance of heart attack or stroke.

    Common side effects of tirofiban

    Headache, Nausea, Low blood platelets, increased bleeding tendency, Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
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    Dr. Varun Gupta
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    Last updated on:
    07 Jan 2019 | 04:40 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Tirofiban

    • Tirofiban is used along with other medicines to prevent the formation of blood clots.
    • 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 Tirofiban

    Tirofiban

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

    Yes, Tirofiban 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 Tirofiban?

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

    Q. When will I feel better after taking Tirofiban?

    Tirofiban 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 Tirofiban. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits.

    Content on this page was last updated on 07 January, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)