Argatroban Side Effects

Serious Side Effects

Some side effects of argatroban are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. Most of the serious side effects of argatroban are related to bleeding, an inherent risk with "blood-thinning" medications. Some of the warning signs of this serious side effect include:
 
  • Unusual headaches, dizziness, or weakness
  • Unusual bruising (bruises that develop without known cause or grow in size)
  • Blood in the urine
  • Blood in the stool (usually seen as red or black stools)
  • Nosebleeds
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bleeding from cuts that takes a long time to stop
  • Menstrual bleeding or vaginal bleeding that is heavier than normal
  • Coughing up blood
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Itching
    • Hives
    • Rash
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while receiving argatroban or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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