What is this medicine?
IDARUCIZUMAB (eye da roo SIZ ue mab) is used to reverse the blood-thinning effect of dabigatran in emergency situations.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care provider in a hospital or clinic setting.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
signs and symptoms of a blood clot such as breathing problems; changes in vision; chest pain; severe, sudden headache; pain, swelling, warmth in the leg; trouble speaking; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg
signs and symptoms of low potassium like muscle cramps or muscle pain; chest pain; dizziness; feeling faint or lightheaded, falls; palpitations; breathing problems; or fast, irregular heartbeat
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
Interactions are not expected.
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Keep out of the reach of children.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
hereditary fructose intolerance
an unusual or allergic reaction to idarucizumab, other medicines, sorbitol, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medication. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.