Bivalirudin 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 health care professional that you have received this medicine.
Side Effects to watch for
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- signs and symptoms of bleeding such as bloody or black, tarry stools; red or dark-brown urine; spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds; red spots on the skin; unusual bruising or bleeding from the eye, gums, or nose
- signs and symptoms of a blood clot such as chest pain; shortness of breath; pain, swelling, or warmth in the leg
- signs and symptoms of a stroke such as changes in vision; confusion; trouble speaking or understanding; severe headaches; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg; trouble walking; dizziness; loss of coordination
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- pain, redness or irritation at the injection site
What may interact with this drug?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- agents that dissolve blood clots, like heparin
- blood thinners such as warfarin
This medicine may also interact with the following medications: