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

(a proe TYE nin)

• This medicine is used to reduce bleeding during heart surgery.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have had heart surgery in the past 12 months, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• 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?

• Fever.

• 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.

• Heart attack may rarely occur.

• Kidney damage can rarely occur.

• Stroke may rarely occur.

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