dalteparin (Injection; Fragmin) (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Dalteparin is used as a blood thinner for the prevention of blood clots in patients with unstable angina and non-Q-wave heart attack. It is used for preventing blood clots called deep venous thrombosis (DVT) that can occur after abdominal surgery, hip replacement surgery, or in sick patients who are unable to be mobile. In cancer patients, it may be used to treat blood clots and prevent further clot formation. It may also be used to treat blood clots in non-cancer patients.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most frequent adverse reactions are:

An immune reaction resulting in a drop in platelets and clotting (heparin-induced thrombocytopenia) is very rare, and significantly lower than with heparin use. LMWHs should be avoided in patients with epidural or spinal punctures as there is significant risk of spinal or epidural hematomas resulting in paralysis.




  • Single-dosed prefilled syringe: 2500 units (u)/0.2 mL, 5000 u/0.2 mL, 7500 u/0.3 mL, 12,500 u/0.5 mL, 15,000 u/0.6 mL, 18,000 u/0.72 mL
  • Single-dose graduated syringe: 10,000 u/mL
  • Multiple dose vial: 95,000 u/9.5 mL, 95,000u/3.8 mL

STORAGE: Store at room temperature, between 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/28/2015

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