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Argatroban

Also known as Acova

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 (HIT). In 2002, it was approved for use during percutaneous coronary interventions in patients who have HIT or are at risk for developing it. in 2012, it was approved by the MHRA in the UK for anticoagulation in patients with Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia Type II( HIT) who require parenteral antithrombotic therapy.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed argatroban to treat sharp chest pain, rabies, pick disease, and west nile virus.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take argatroban if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

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