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Argatroban Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. 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.

Avoid sports and activities that might cause injury while you are using this medicine. Severe falls or injuries can cause unseen bleeding. Be careful when using sharp tools or knives. Consider using an electric razor. Take special care brushing or flossing your teeth. Report any injuries, bruising, or red spots on the skin to your doctor or health care professional.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor or health care professional that you have received this medicine.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

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

Bleeding from the bladder

blood in the urine

blurred vision

chest pain

confusion

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

fever

no blood pressure or pulse

stopping of heart

sweating

unconsciousness

unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

Arm, back, or jaw pain

bloody or black, tarry stools

chest tightness or heaviness

constipation

cough or hoarseness

coughing or spitting up blood

fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat

fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

lower back or side pain

nausea

pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck

painful or difficult urination

palpitations

severe stomach pain

shortness of breath

sweating

vomiting

vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

Rare

Abdominal pain or swelling

back pain or backaches

blue lips and fingernails

changes in skin color

cold hands and feet

coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum

diarrhea

difficult, fast, noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing

increased sweating

indigestion

loss of appetite

pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg

pains in the chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of the legs

pale skin

passing of gas

severe headaches of sudden onset

stomach pain, fullness, or discomfort

sudden loss of coordination

sudden onset of shortness of breath for no apparent reason

sudden onset of slurred speech

sudden vision changes

swelling in the legs and ankles

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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