- What is dalteparin injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for dalteparin injection?
- Is dalteparin injection available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for dalteparin injection?
- What are the side effects of dalteparin injection?
- What is the dosage for dalteparin injection?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with dalteparin injection?
- Is dalteparin injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about dalteparin injection?
Is dalteparin injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Adverse effects were not observed in animal studies, as LMWHs do not cross the placenta. LMWHs are preferred over unfractionated heparin and warfarin (Coumadin) in women who are pregnant. Agents should be discontinued at least 24 hours before planned delivery.
Dalteparin enters breast milk, though oral absorption by the infant is extremely low. The effect of this low level of exposure on the infant is unknown.
What else should I know about dalteparin injection?
What preparations of dalteparin injection are available?
- 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
How should I keep dalteparin injection stored?
Store at room temperature, between 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.
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