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Uses of Lepirudin
Lepirudin is used in the treatment of:
- Angina, Unstable
Lepirudin is used in the prevention of:
- Myocardial Ischemia
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Lepirudin Brand Names
Lepirudin may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Lepirudin Drug Class
Lepirudin is part of the drug class:
This is not a complete list of Lepirudindrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Lepirudin and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Lepirudin falls into category B:
There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Lepirudin. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given Lepirudin, and some babies had problems. But in human studies, pregnant women were given this medication and their babies did not have any problems related to this medication.
Take lepirudin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Lepirudin dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Lepirudin is available in the following doses:
- Lepirudin 50 Mg Intravenous Powder For Injection
Forms of Medication
Lepirudin is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution