abciximab - injection, Reopro (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before using abciximab, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to mouse proteins; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: current bleeding, bleeding from the gut or bladder in the last 6 weeks (e.g., bleeding peptic ulcer), stroke in the last 2 years, history of stroke with continuing problems (e.g., slurred speech, weak muscles, vision problems), major surgery/injury/other bleeding in the last 6 weeks, brain tumor, blood vessel problem in the brain (e.g., aneurysm, AV malformation), very high uncontrolled blood pressure, inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: use of this drug in the last 30 days, stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease), low blood platelets (thrombocytopenia), liver disease.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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