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Blood Thinners and Zevalin

If you combine Zevalin® (ibritumomab) with blood thinners, you may have an increased risk for serious and potentially life-threatening bleeding problems. Some examples of medications that thin the blood are anticoagulant or antiplatelet medicines, such as:
 
  • Heparin
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Thrombolytics
  • Warfarin.
 
If your healthcare provider recommends using a blood thinner while receiving Zevalin, he or she will closely monitor your platelet count and watch for signs of bleeding.
 
(Click Zevalin Drug Interactions for more details on possible risks of combining Zevalin with blood thinners or various other products. This article provides a list of other drugs that may negatively react with Zevalin and how your doctor may help reduce your risk of complications.)
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