Argatroban Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your healthcare professional for regular checks on your progress. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine. Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. It is important not to miss any appointments.
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 healthcare professional.
If you are going to need surgery, tell your doctor or healthcare professional that you have received this medicine.
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:
Bleeding from the bladder
blood in the urine
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
no blood pressure or pulse
stopping of heart
unusual tiredness or weakness
Arm, back, or jaw pain
bloody or black, tarry stools
chest tightness or heaviness
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
pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
painful or difficult urination
severe stomach pain
shortness of breath
vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
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
difficult, fast, noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing
loss of appetite
pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
pains in the chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of the legs
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.