Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitors for Heart Attack and Unstable Angina
How It Works
Why It Is Used
Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors might be used with angioplasty after a heart attack. But they are not used for everyone.
How Well It Works
Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors may help certain people who have angioplasty after a heart attack, such as people who are at high risk for serious blood clots.1
Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors are given in the hospital. So a person is watched closely for any side effects.
Bleeding inside the body is the most common side effect.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About
Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors are only used in the hospital.
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