dalteparin - injection, Fragmin (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: See also Warning section.Irritation, bruising, or pain at the injection site may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.This medication can cause bleeding if its effect on your blood clotting proteins is too strong. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious signs of bleeding occur: unusual pain/swelling/discomfort, unusual or prolonged bleeding, unusual or easy bruising.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious signs of bleeding occur: dark urine, black stools, severe headache, confusion, vision changes, unusual dizziness, fainting, seizures, weakness, numbness.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking dalteparin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to heparins or pork; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: serious active bleeding.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: artificial heart valves, bleeding or blood disorders (low platelet counts), certain eye problems (hypertensive or diabetic retinopathy), uncontrolled severe high blood pressure, infection of the heart, kidney disease, liver disease, low platelet counts after previous heparin treatment, certain stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., active or recent ulcers), stroke, recent spinal procedures or puncture, recent eye/brain/spinal cord surgery.Limit alcohol while taking this drug because it may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using dalteparin.This medication can infrequently cause heavy bleeding. Be extra careful to avoid injuries (e.g., contact sports). Use an electric razor when shaving and a soft toothbrush when brushing your teeth.The elderly may be at greater risk for bleeding while using this drug.This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Pregnant women with artificial heart valves need close monitoring (see Notes).It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.
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