Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Prophylaxis of perioperative blood loss in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft
Adult: Administer 10,000 KIU test dose 10 minutes before surgery. Loading dose: 1,000,000-2,000,000 KIU via slow IV inj or infusion over 20-30 minutes after induction of anaesthesia, followed by 250,000-500,000 KIU/hour via continuous infusion until end of the operation. An additional dose of 1,000,000-2,000,000 KIU is added to the pump prime of the heart-lung machine. Max: 7,000,000 KIU. Max rate: 5-10 mL/min.
Incompatible with corticosteroids, heparin, tetracyclines and nutrient solutions containing amino acids or fat emulsions.
Hypersensitivity. Positive aprotinin-specific IgG antibody test. Suspected previous exposure to aprotinin including fibrin sealant in the last 12 months.
Special Precautions
Renal impairment. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Hypersensitivity.
Cardiac disorders: Myocardial ischaemia, coronary occlusion/thrombosis, MI, pericardial effusion, atrial fibrillation.
Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea, constipation, vomiting, diarrhoea.
General disorders and administration site conditions: Fever.
Renal and urinary disorders: Oliguria, acute renal failure, renal tubular necrosis.
Vascular disorders: Thrombosis, hypotension. Rarely, arterial thrombosis.
Potentially Fatal: Anaphylactic reactions.
Monitoring Parameters
Monitor activated clotting time (ACT), fixed heparin dosing or heparin titration.
Drug Interactions
Dose-dependent inhibition on the effects of thrombolytic agents (e.g. streptokinase, urokinase, alteplase). Increased risk of renal dysfunction with aminoglycosides.
Lab Interference
Prolongs activated clotting time (ACT) in celite surface activation method in the presence of heparin.
Description: Aprotinin, a haemostatic, acts as an inhibitor of proteolytic enzymes including chymotrypsin, kallikrein, plasmin, and trypsin. It also inhibits the contact phase activation of coagulation which both initiates coagulation and promotes fibrinolysis.
Metabolism: Metabolised to shorter peptides or amino acids by lysosomal activity in the kidney.
Excretion: Via urine as inactive degradation products. Terminal elimination half-life: Approx 5-10 hours.
Store below 25°C. Protect from light. Do not freeze.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
B02AB01 - aprotinin ; Belongs to the class of proteinase inhibitor antifibrinolytics. Used in the treatment of hemorrhage.
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