Malaysia. The Drug Control Authority (DCA) in Malaysia has directed the manufacturer of tirofiban (Aggrastat) to issue a ‘Dear Doctor’ letter advising health professionals against the off-label usage of tirofiban (Aggrastat) injection. This advice follows reports of fatal outcomes occurring with the use of tirofiban with heparin during cardiopulmonary bypass in patients who previously experienced heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type II reactions.
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