dalteparin - injection, Fragmin
GENERIC NAME: DALTEPARIN - INJECTION (dal-teh-PAIR-in)
BRAND NAME(S): Fragmin
WARNING: Tell your doctor you are using dalteparin before having certain spinal procedures (spinal puncture or spinal/epidural anesthesia). Use of this medication before these procedures has rarely caused major bleeding or blood clots in or around the spine. This effect may cause paralysis that may be permanent. Discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these serious side effects: tingling, weakness, numbness, trouble urinating, or pain.
This risk is increased when you use other "blood thinning" medications (e.g., aspirin, clopidogrel, warfarin) or NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, ketorolac, naproxen), or when certain medication delivery devices (indwelling epidural catheters) are used. Do not stop taking any prescribed medication without first talking to your doctor.
You will be monitored closely while you are on this medication.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Need help identifying pills and medications?
Back to Medications Index