Cangrelor Injectable Solution

Name: Cangrelor Injectable Solution

Highlights for cangrelor

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

This drug can cause serious side effects. See which side effects you should report to your doctor right away.

Know how to use your medication, and learn what might happen if you miss a dose.

Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.

Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.

Cangrelor Side Effects

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

Cangrelor May Interact with Other Medications

This medicine may interact with the following medications:

  • clopidogrel
  • prasugrel
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.

How to Use cangrelor

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

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 if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

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.

Where should I keep my medicine?

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

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