EPTIFIBATIDE prevents your blood from clotting during episodes of chest pain or a heart attack. This medicine may also be used to prevent blood clots during a procedure to treat a blocked heart artery. Compare antiplatelet drugs.

Eptifibatide Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

Notify your doctor or health care professional and seek emergency treatment if you develop breathing problems; changes in vision; chest pain; severe, sudden headache; pain, swelling, warmth in the leg; trouble speaking; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg. These can be signs that your condition has gotten worse.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Abdominal or stomach pain or swelling

back pain or backaches

bleeding from the bladder

bleeding gums

blood in the urine

bloody or black, tarry stools

blurred vision



coughing up blood

difficulty with breathing or swallowing


dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position


headache, sudden and severe

increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding

nausea and vomiting



prolonged bleeding from cuts

red or black, tarry stools

red or dark brown urine

severe stomach pain

shortness of breath


unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds


Less common

Pinpoint red spots on the skin



difficulty with swallowing

fast heartbeat



puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

skin rash

tightness in the chest


Incidence not known

Difficulty with speaking

double vision

inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles

inability to speak

slow speech

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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