Abciximab

Abciximab prevents blood clots from forming during a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a procedure done to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart.

Abciximab Overview

Reviewed: October 4, 2013
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Abciximab is a prescription medication used to prevent blood clots from forming during a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). This is a procedure done to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. Abciximab belongs to a group of drugs called antiplatelets, which help stop the formation of blood clots that could lead to serious events such as heart attacks.

This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of abciximab include bleeding, low blood pressure, and nausea.
 

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Uses of Abciximab

Abciximab is a prescription medication used to prevent blood clots from forming during a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). This is a procedure done to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Abciximab Brand Names

Abciximab may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Abciximab Drug Class

Abciximab is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Abciximab

Common side effects of abciximab include bleeding, low blood pressure, and nausea.

This is not a complete list of abciximab side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.