tirofiban - injection, Aggrastat (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before using tirofiban, 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, history of low platelets after receiving tirofiban, bleeding from the gut or bladder in the last 6 weeks (e.g., bleeding peptic ulcer), stroke in the last 30 days, certain heart problems (suspected aortic dissection, pericarditis), history of hemorrhagic stroke, major surgery/injury in the last 30 days, serious bleeding in last 30 days, brain tumor, blood vessel problem in the brain (e.g., bleeding, aneurysm, AV malformation), very high uncontrolled blood pressure.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease), low blood platelets (thrombocytopenia), bleeding in the eye (retinal hemorrhage), kidney disease (including dialysis), liver disease, recent spinal tap/lumbar puncture/spinal anesthesia.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. This medication could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Therefore, breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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