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Heparin Injection is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that prevents the formation of blood clots. Let me provide you with some information about it:

  • Uses:

    • Blood Clot Prevention: Heparin is used to treat and prevent blood clots caused by certain medical conditions or medical procedures. It is also administered before surgery to reduce the risk of blood clots.
    • Catheter Lock Flush: However, do not use heparin injection to flush (clean out) an intravenous (IV) catheter. A separate product is available specifically for catheter lock flush. Using the wrong type of heparin for catheter flushing can result in fatal bleeding12.
  • Warnings and Precautions:

    • Allergic Reactions: You should not use heparin if you are allergic to heparin or pork products.
    • Platelet Disorders: Avoid heparin if you have a history of low platelets caused by using heparin or pentosan polysulfate, or if you have a severe lack of platelets.
    • Risk of Bleeding: Heparin increases the risk of bleeding, which can be severe or life-threatening. Regular blood-clotting time tests are necessary.
    • Bleeding Episodes: Heparin can cause bleeding episodes while you are using it and for several weeks after stopping.
    • Medication Interactions: Inform your doctor about all medications you use, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Some medicines can increase your risk of bleeding while using heparin1.
  • Administration:

    • Heparin injection is usually given via infusion into your vein or by injection in a hospital or clinic setting.
    • Remember to follow your healthcare provider’s instructions carefully.

If you have any further questions or need additional information, feel free to ask! 😊

Heparin Injection

  • Strengths

    1000 IU, 5000 IU

  • Fill Volumes

    1 ml, 5 ml

  • Container


  • Use


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