Cardiology MCQ 179: Abciximab

Which of the following is not true about abciximab?

a) Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa blocker

b) Orally active

c) Monoclonal

d) Used as an adjunct in PCI

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b) Orally active

Abciximab is an intravenous glycoprotein IIb/IIIa blocker which is a monoclonal antibody, useful as an adjunct in percutaneous coronary intervention when there is a thrombus load in the coronary artery. Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa is the receptor in the final common pathway for platelet activation.