Medications


Cangrelor injection

What is this medicine?

CANGRELOR (KAN grel or) is used to prevent blood clots in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • signs and symptoms of bleeding such as bloody or black, tarry stools; red or dark-brown urine; spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds; red spots on the skin; unusual bruising or bleeding from the eye, gums, or nose

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

What may interact with this medicine?

This medicine may interact with the following medications:

  • clopidogrel

  • prasugrel

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • bleeding disorders

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to cangrelor, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier
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