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tirofiban/ti·ro·fi·ban/ (ti″ro-fi´ban) a platelet inhibitor, used as the hydrochloride salt in prophylaxis of thrombosis in unstable angina or in myocardial infarction that is not characterized by abnormal Q waves.
an antiplatelet agent.
indication It is used to treat acute coronary syndrome.
contraindications The following factors prohibit its use: known hypersensitivity to this drug, active internal bleeding, stroke, major surgery, severe trauma, intracranial neoplasm, aneurysm, and hemorrhage.
adverse effects Bleeding is a life-threatening effect of tirofiban. Other adverse reactions include bradycardia, dizziness, dissection, coronary artery edema, pain in the legs and/or pelvis, and sweating. Rash is a common side effect.