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Eptifibatide and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with eptifibatide:


High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

gpIIb/IIIa platelet inhibitors - bleeding risks

The use of gp11b/111a platelet inhibitors is contraindicated in patients with active internal bleeding, recent significant gastrointestinal or genitourinary bleeding (within 6 weeks), recent trauma or major surgery (within 6 weeks), history of bleeding diathesis, recent stroke (within 4 weeks), history of hemorrhage stroke or residual neurologic deficit, intracranial defect (aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation, neoplasm), uncontrolled hypertension (SBP > 180; DBP > 110), or thrombocytopenia (<100,000/mm3). Thrombocytopenia, serious GI/GU bleeding, hemorrhagic retinopathy, and bleeding at the arterial access have been reported during gp11b/111a platelet inhibitor therapy. Clinical monitoring of hemoglobin and hematocrit (H/H), platelet count, prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial prothrombin time (aPTT) is recommended prior to initiation of, during and following gp11b/111a platelet inhibitor therapy.


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Eptifibatide drug interactions

There are 212 drug interactions with eptifibatide

Eptifibatide disease interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with eptifibatide:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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