FAQs ABOUT AGGRIFIB INJECTION
Q: How should I use AGGRIFIB INJECTION?
A: AGGRIFIB INJECTION will be administered into a vein by your doctor or nurse only. Dose and duration will be decided by your physician depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: How does AGGRIFIB INJECTION work?
A: AGGRIFIB INJECTION is a reversible antagonist of fibrinogen that binds to the glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa receptor, the major platelet surface receptor involved in platelet aggregation. It works by preventing platelets, cells found in the blood, from forming blood clots.
Q: What is the use of AGGRIFIB INJECTION?
A: It is used to assist the blood flow to the heart and prevent chest pain and heart attacks. It may also be used in patients whose heart vessels are dilated with a balloon (a procedure known as percutaneous coronary intervention where a small tube or stent is implanted to improve the blood flow to the heart).
Q: What are the contraindications of AGGRIFIB INJECTION?
A: AGGRIFIB INJECTION is not recommended for use in patients who have a history of bleeding (internal or external), stroke, history of bleeding in the brain, brain tumour or abnormal blood vessels in the brain, severe uncontrolled high blood pressure (malignant hypertension), severe liver disease, low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) either in current situation or as a previous encounter to usage of Tirofiban.
Q: What will happen if I receive extra dose of AGGRIFIB INJECTION?
A: AGGRIFIB INJECTION will be administered into your vein only by a doctor or nurse in a proper healthcare setup so chances of overdose are minimal. If you are accidentally given extra dose of AGGRIFIB INJECTION the most common symptom may be bleeding. Contact your doctor immediately.
Q: What are the common side effects of AGGRIFIB INJECTION?
A: The most common side effects of AGGRIFIB INJECTION are bleeding post-surgery under the skin at the site of the injection causing swelling, small red bruises on the skin, invisible blood in urine or stool, nausea, or headache. Contact your doctor if you experience any of the side effects.