Bivalirudin is used to treat and prevent clots in your blood.
Bivalirudin is given as an infusion or a slow injection into a vein.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Reduced number of blood cells that help your blood to clot - symptoms include: easy or unusual bruising or bleeding
Coughing or vomiting of blood, vomit that looks like coffee grounds
Red or dark brown urine, red or black bowel motions
Headache, dizziness, changes in vision or speech
Symptoms of allergy including: skin rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Pain, tenderness or redness at injection site
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. October 2020
For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed