heparin - injection (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before using heparin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to pork products; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: very low platelet count (thrombocytopenia), uncontrollable bleeding.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: severe high blood pressure (hypertension), heart problems (e.g., infection of the heart, heart attack), recent surgery/procedure, cancer, bleeding/clotting disorders (e.g., hemophilia, antithrombin III deficiency), stomach/intestinal ulcers or tube drainage, liver disease, kidney disease, current/recent bleeding (e.g., from wounds, menstrual period).Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.This medication contains sodium. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are on a salt-restricted diet or if you have a condition that could be worsened by an increase in salt intake (e.g., congestive heart failure).Adults over 60 years of age, especially women, may be at greater risk for bleeding while using this drug.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This medication does not pass into breast milk. However, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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