TIROFIBAN blocks platelets from forming blood clots. It is used to prevent complications during episodes of chest pain or a heart attack, or during a procedure to treat a blocked artery of the heart.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
Your doctor or health care professional needs to know if you have any of the following conditions:
bleeding problems or problems with blood clotting
blood vessel disease or damaged blood vessels
head injury or tumor
high blood pressure
history of a stroke
infection of heart
low platelet count in the blood
recent major injury or surgery
an unusual or allergic reaction to tirofiban, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply.
antiinflammatory drugs, NSAIDs like ibuprofen
aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, dalteparin, ticlopidine
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
Notify your doctor or health care professional and seek emergency treatment if you develop breathing problems; changes in vision; chest pain; severe, sudden headache; pain, swelling, warmth in the leg; trouble speaking; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg. These can be signs that your condition has gotten worse.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in vision
fast, irregular heartbeat
signs and symptoms of bleeding such as bloody or black, tarry stools; red or dark-brown urine; spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds; red spots on the skin; unusual bruising or bleeding from the eye, gums, or nose
swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
feeling faint or lightheaded
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.