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Brand name: Angiomax TM

Active ingredients: bivalirudin

What it is used for

Angiomax is indicated for use as an anticoagulant in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Angiomax is intended for use with aspirin.,Angiomax is indicated for use as an anticoagulant: in the treatment of patients with moderate to high risk acute coronary syndromes (ACS) [unstable angina/non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (UA/NSTEMI) who are undergoing early invasive management, and in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Angiomax is intended for use with aspirin. A P2Y12 antagonist (eg clopidogrel or ticlopidine) may be used in addition to aspirin.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 4 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White to off-white lyophilised cake essentially free of visible contaminants.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient bivalirudin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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