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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Heparin.
Heparin may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing... View More
Heparin is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not ha... View More
Heparin does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Heparin is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Heparin is recommended. However, inform your doctor if you have any underl... View More
There is limited information available on the use of Heparin in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Heparin is an anticoagulant which prevents abnormal clotting of blood. It not only prevents the formation of harmful blood clots in the legs, lungs, and... View More
Uses of Heparin
- Blood clots
How to use Heparin
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Heparin works
Heparin is an anticoagulant. It works by preventing the formation of harmful blood clots. Although it does not dissolve the existing blood clots, it pre... View More
What if you forget to take Heparin?
If you miss a dose of Heparin, please consult your doctor.
- Notify your doctor if you see blood in your urine or stool or any unusual bleeding from your skin, gums or nose.
- Inform your doctor if you experience rash, itching, swelling of the face, tongue, and throat while you receive this medicine.
Atrial fibrillation, Acute coronary syndrome, Unstable angina, Pulmonary embolism, Thromboembolism, Deep-vein thrombosis, Cardiopulmonary bypass, Hemof... View More
IV Preparation Recommended infusion concentration for most patients is 25,000 units in 500 mL D5W (50 units/mL premixed infusion solution) IV Admini... View More
DVT & Pulmonary Embolism Prophylaxis 5000 units Subcutaneous(SC) q8-12hr, OR 7500 units SC q12hr Treatment 80 units/kg IV bolus, THEN continuous ... View More
Venous Thromboembolic Prophylaxis 100-150 units/kg IV once Venous Thromboembolic Treatment <1 year Loading dose of 75 units/kg IV, THEN 28 uni... View More
Patients predisposed to active bleeding including thrombocytopenia, peptic ulcer disease, cerebrovascular disorders, haemorrhagic blood disorders, bacte... View More
Mode of Action
Heparin increases the inhibitory action of antithrombin III (AT III) on clotting factors XIIa, XIa, IXa, Xa and thrombin. This inhibits the conversion o... View More
Monitor platelet counts. Discontinue treatment if thrombocytopenia occurs. Hypersensitivity, elderly, pregnancy. Lactation: Not excreted in breast mi... View More
>10% Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, possibly delayed (10-30% ) Frequency Not Defined Mild pain,Hematoma,Hemorrhage,Local irritation,Erythema,Inj... View More
Enhanced anticoagulant effect w/ other drugs affecting platelet function or the coagulation system (e.g. platelet aggregation inhibitors, thrombolytic a... View More
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More