Company InfoNewsInvestor InformationResearchDevelopmentCareersBusiness DevelopmentResourcesDrugs databaseBack to the home pageSearch  
Drugs database
Drugs A-Z

Brands A-Z

Drugs by categories

Drugs by manufacturer

Drugs by packager

Antibiotics for sale

Online Viagra bestellen in Nederland

Home / Drugs / Starting with E / Eptifibatide

Synthetic cyclic hexapeptide that binds to platelet receptor glycoprotein and inhibits platelet aggregation.
Antiplatelet Agents
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
ManufacturersSchering corp
PackagersAssia Chemical Industries Ltd.
Patheon Inc.
Schering Corp.
Schering-Plough Inc.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.


For treatment of myocardial infarction and acute coronary syndrome.


Eptifibatide is an anti-coagulant that selectively blocks the platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor. Eptifibatide is a cyclic heptapeptide derived from a protein found in the venom of the southeastern pygmy rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarus barbouri). It belongs to the class of the so called arginin-glycin-aspartat-mimetics and reversibly binds to platelets.

mechanism of action

Eptifibatide inhibits platelet aggregation by reversibly binding to the platelet receptor glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa of human platelets, thus preventing the binding of fibrinogen, von Willebrand factor, and other adhesive ligands. Inhibition of platelet aggregation occurs in a dose- and concentration-dependent manner.


Eptifibatide was not lethal to rats, rabbits, or monkeys when administered by continuous intravenous infusion for 90 minutes at a total dose of 45 mg/kg (about 2 to 5 times the recommended maximum daily human dose on a body surface area basis)


No major metabolites have been detected in human plasma. Deamidated eptifibatide and other, more polar metabolites have been detected in urine.

half life

Approximately 2.5 hours

drug interactions

Ginkgo biloba: Additive anticoagulant/antiplatelet effects may increase bleed risk. Concomitant therapy should be avoided.

Tirofiban: Additive effects. Concomitant use is contraindicated.

Treprostinil: The prostacyclin analogue, Treprostinil, increases the risk of bleeding when combined with the antiplatelet agent, Eptifibatide. Monitor for increased bleeding during concomitant thearpy.