Drug InteractionsArgatroban may react with a number of other medicines (see Argatroban Drug Interactions).
Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
- A bleeding disorder (not a clotting disorder)
- Intestinal or stomach ulcers or bleeding
- Bleeding in the brain
- An aneurism
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, liver failure, or cirrhosis
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Argatroban and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Argatroban and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Argatroban Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)
What If I Overdose on Argatroban?People who receive too much of this medication may experience bleeding, including dangerous internal bleeding, as well as other potentially dangerous problems. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on this medication.
Because argatroban is given in a healthcare setting (usually a hospital), overdoses are rare, and can be recognized and treated very quickly.
(Click Argatroban Overdose for more information.)