A healthcare provider may prescribe argatroban to prevent or treat blood clots in people who have heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). Argatroban can also be used as a blood-thinning medication in people who have to undergo angioplasty procedures and have HIT, or risk factors for developing HIT. The dosing guidelines for argatroban will depend on several factors, such as how you respond to this medication and the reason you are receiving it.
This medicine comes as an intravenous (IV) infusion that is administered by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting. While you receive this medication, you will also undergo certain blood tests that will help determine whether the dosage amount is adequate.
(For more information, click Argatroban Dosage. This full-length article covers specific dosing guidelines for argatroban, as well as details on how this infusion is given and problems to watch out for.)