Integrilin Eptifibatide and/or alternatives
Integrilin 75mg/100mLManufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
Integrilin 2mg/mLManufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
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Description of Integrilin
Integrilin is a clear, colorless and sterile solution for intravenous use. The generic name for this drug is Eptifibatide, an anti-platelet drug that prevents the formation of blood clots. Your doctor might ask you to buy Integrilin in order to open up blocked arteries and to prevent clotting.
Eptifibatide is available in two strengths in vials containing 2 mg/ml (20 mg) and Integrilin 0.75 mg/ml (75 mg). Certain pharmacists also sell 100 ml vials containing 2 mg/ml (200 mg). The drug is administered intravenously
Indications & Dosage of Integrilin
Integrilin injections are given intravenously to people with an unstable angina, acute coronary syndrome and those undergoing surgical procedures such as angioplasty. It prevents blood clots by stopping platelets in the blood from sticking together. Your doctor might also prescribe this medication for other purposes.
The recommended dosage for adult patients suffering from acute coronary syndrome is an intravenous bolus of 180 mcg/kg immediately after diagnosis, followed by a continuous infusion of Integrilin 2.0 mcg/kg/min, up to 72 hours.
For patients with an estimated creatinine clearance < 50 mL/min, the dosage usually is an intravenous bolus of 180 mcg/kg, followed by a continuous infusion of Integrilin 1.0 mcg/kg/min. The drug is administered concomitantly with aspirin and heparin.
The dosage is calculated based on an individual’s weight. Eptifibatide injections must be stored between 2°C to 8°C.
Side Effects & Interactions of Integrilin
Eptifibatide can cause minimal discomfort and side effects such as:
- abdominal discomfort/upset stomach
- bleeding at the injection site
- body ache/fever/chills
In rare cases, Integrilin can result in serious symptoms that require immediate medical help. Some of these are:
- Serious allergic responses such as hives, rashes, skin soreness
- bloody, tarry stools
- bleeding and pain during urination
- low blood pressure
- blurry vision and slurred speech
- easy bruising and unusual bleeding from the nose, mouth or rectum
You must seek emergency medical assistance if you notice any of the above mentioned symptoms while on Integrilin therapy.
Inform your doctor about all the prescription, non-prescription and herbal medications you are using before you buy Integrilin. The active ingredients in this drug can interact with other medications such as:
- Blood thinner such as Warfarin
- Anti-platelet drugs
- NSAIDs including Ibuprofen, Naproxen
While Eptifibatide is often prescribed with other blood thinners such as aspirin and heparin, it is best to consult your doctor regarding the right dosage for each.
Warnings & Precautions of Integrilin
Integrilin should not be used in patients with any of the following health problems:
- blood clotting disorders
- very high blood pressure
- liver or kidney problems
- low platelet count
- brain tumor
- internal bleeding of any kind
You must avoid using this medication if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it. The safety of Integrilin has not been established in children, and should therefore not be used for this age group. Also inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as the drug may pass into breast milk.