Bivalirudin (Angiomax)

Bivalirudin is an anticoagulant that helps treat and prevent blood clots. This medicine will be given in the hospital through your IV continuously. Bivalirudin is sometimes used together with aspirin. While you are on bivalirudin, you will need frequent labs to monitor the thickness of your blood is and your dose will be adjusted based on those labs. The labs that your team follows to adjust your bivalirudin are the PTT and the DTT.

Common side effects:

  • Easy bleeding and bruising
  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Headache