Q. Does Bivacard 250mg Injection affect the liver?
Unlike other anticoagulants, Bivacard 250mg Injection usually does not affect the functioning of the liver. But long-term use of Bivacard 250mg Injection may increase the chances of mild liver injury in patients with elevated liver enzymes. However, the overall chances of developing any such problem are lower than other anticoagulants. It is advised that you inform your doctor if you have a history of liver disease before starting this medicine.
Q. Can I drink alcohol with Bivacard 250mg Injection?
Taking alcohol while taking Bivacard 250mg Injection can increase the blood-thinning effect of this medicine, thereby increasing the chance of bleeding. Regular intake of alcohol can lead to a gastric ulcer which might again cause bleeding. So, it is better to avoid alcohol while you are taking this medicine. Do consult your doctor if any such episode of bleeding occurs.
Q. How should I store Bivacard 250mg Injection?
Bivacard 250mg Injection should be stored at room temperature between 20º-25º C (68º-77°F) in the original carton it came in. Do not freeze. Store the medicine at a dry place and protect the medicine from moisture and light.
Q. When will I feel better after taking Bivacard 250mg Injection?
Bivacard 250mg Injection 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 Bivacard 250mg Injection. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits.
Q. Who should not take Bivacard 250mg Injection?
People experiencing any unusual bleeding or people allergic to Bivacard 250mg Injection should not take it. Bivacard 250mg Injection should also be avoided by people with artificial (prosthetic) heart valves. Therefore, inform your doctor if you have ever had or plan to have a valve in your heart replaced. Also, the use of this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Q. Can the use of Bivacard 250mg Injection increase the risk of bleeding?
Yes, Bivacard 250mg Injection may increase 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. Can Bivacard 250mg Injection cause hair loss?
No, Bivacard 250mg Injection does not usually cause hair loss. However, there do exist some rare reports of hair loss associated with Bivacard 250mg Injection. Consult your doctor if you face hair loss while taking Bivacard 250mg Injection to rule out any other causes of hair loss.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th Mar 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.