ReoPro review

ReoPro is a prescription medication, previously known more commonly as c7E3 Fab. The primary purpose of ReoPro is to prevent platelets from sticking together which can cause blood clots.

ReoPro is manufactured by Eli Lilly. Centocor distributes it under the name Abciximab. ReoPro, a platelet aggregation inhibitor, is being given to patients who are undergoing coronary artery procedures or angioplasty. By preventing blood clotting, ReoPro lessens the risk of a heart attack during percuntaneous coronary intervention, a medical procedure to remove blocked blood vessels. ReoPro can also be used for individuals who are suffering from chronic renal insufficiency and for patients with diabetes.

The dosage for this drug differs based on the medical condition and is determined by the doctor. In most cases, the doctor will provide the appropriate doses as well as the time intervals of each dose.

ReoPro can be used with heparin or aspirin, which are also known to prevent blood clots.

Just like any other prescription medication, ReoPro has known side effects. Some of the known side effects of ReoPro are due to its anti-platelet property. One of the known side effects is gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Some patients may also experience dizziness, sweating, back pain, weakness and a change in their vision.

Another side effect, but very rare, is thrombocytopenia. This side effect can easily be treated by platelet transfusion.

Use of ReoPro, as with any prescription medication involves weighing the benefits against the risks. This is a very important decision that must be discussed with your doctor. There are certain considerations involved before continuing medication with this prescription medication.

One of the most common concerns is an allergic reaction to the drug. In this aspect, your doctor may conduct a series of tests in order to determine if you are allergic to the drug. You must report to your doctor any side effects that you notice while taking this medication.

It is also important to inform your doctor if you have any other medical problems such as unusual bleeding, body injuries, stroke, liver problem, tumor or Aneurysm before taking ReoPro. This is very important because the presence of other health problems may affect the benefits of the drug.

There are other medications that are not recommended to be used in conjunction with ReoPro due to certain possible reactions that can hamper the effectiveness of the drug or result in unwanted results for the patient.

Some of these medications include Acenocoumarol, Alteplase, Anistreplas, Ardeparin, Argatroban, Bivalirudin, Certoparin, Citalopram, Clopidogrel, Dalteparin, Defibrotide, Dermatan Sulfate, Desvenlafaxine, Dicumarol, Enoxaparin, Eptifibatide, Escitalopram, Fluoxetine, Fluvoxamine, Heparin, Lamifiban, Milnacipran, Nadroparin, Parnaparin, Phenindione, Phenprocoumon, Reteplase, Reviparin, Sertraline, Sibrafiban, Tenecteplase, Tinzaparin, Urokinase, Warfarin, Xemilofiban and many others.

In the event that the patient needs any of the drugs listed above, the doctor will determine whether it would be safe to use or possibly alter the dosage.

It is also advisable to avoid consuming alcoholic beverages and smoking when using the drug due to potentially risky interactions. It is also necessary to advise your doctor if you plan to become pregnant or you are already pregnant prior to using the drug.

• Molecular formula of reopro is C6462H9964N1690O2049S48
• Molecular weight is 145651.1 g/mol

Generic name: Abciximab

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