GENERIC NAME: DALTEPARIN VIAL - INJECTION (DAL-te-PAR-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 or after these procedures has rarely caused major bleeding or blood clots in or around the spine. This effect may cause paralysis that may be permanent. Your doctor may try to decrease the risk of these side effects by having you stop the medication for a certain amount of time before and after the procedure. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with your doctor. Get medical help right away if you have any of these serious side effects: tingling, weakness, numbness, pain, or loss of control over your bladder or bowels.
This risk is increased when you use other "blood thinning" medications (such as aspirin, clopidogrel, warfarin) or NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, ketorolac, naproxen), or when certain medication delivery devices (indwelling epidural catheters) are used. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medications. Do not stop taking any prescribed medication without first talking to your doctor. Your doctor will monitor you closely while you are using this medication.
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