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Argatroban

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Treatment Information
The generic and brand name of this medication is Argatroban.

The active ingredient of this medication is argatroban.

Mainly used as a blood thinner primarily to prevent or treat blood clots in patients who have low platelet levels (thrombocytopenia) due to heparin use, or in patients undergoing a certain procedure.
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About Argatroban
The generic and brand name of this medication is Argatroban. The active ingredient of this medication is argatroban. Mainly used as a blood thinner primarily to prevent or treat blood clots in patients who have low platelet levels (thrombocytopenia) due to heparin use, or in patients undergoing a certain procedure.
About Argatroban
Argatroban is an anticoagulant that is a small molecule direct thrombin inhibitor. In 2000, argatroban was licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for prophylaxis or treatment of thrombosis in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. In 2002, it was approved for use during percutaneous coronary interventions in patients who have or at risk for developing HIT.

Argatroban is given intravenously. Argatroban is metabolized in the liver and has a half life of about 50 minutes. It is monitored by PTT. Because of its hepatic metabolism, it may be used in patients with renal dysfunction. (This is in contrast to lepirudin, a direct thrombin inhibitor that is primarily renally cleared).

It is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.

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