Abciximab
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Abciximab?

(ab SIK si mab)

• This medicine is used during heart procedures to protect the arteries.

• This medicine is used to decrease heart attacks in patients who have unstable angina or mild heart attacks.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Bleeding problems.

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Irritation where the shot is given.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you...

 
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