eptifibatide - injection, Integrilin (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before using eptifibatide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; 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 30 days (e.g., bleeding peptic ulcer), any stroke in the last 30 days, history of hemorrhagic stroke, major surgery/injury in the last 6 weeks, severe bleeding in the last 30 days, brain tumor, kidney dialysis, blood vessel problem in the brain (e.g., aneurysm, AV malformation), very high uncontrolled blood pressure.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, 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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