- What is heparin-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for heparin-injection?
- Is heparin-injection available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for heparin-injection?
- What are the side effects of heparin-injection?
- What is the dosage for heparin-injection?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with heparin-injection?
- Is heparin-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about heparin-injection?
Is heparin-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Heparin has not been adequately evaluated in pregnant women. Heparin should only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Preservative-free heparin is recommended when heparin is needed during pregnancy.
It is not known whether heparin is excreted into breast milk. However, due to its large molecular weight, it is thought that heparin is not likely to be excreted into breast milk. Preservative-free heparin is recommended when heparin is needed during breastfeeding.
What else should I know about heparin-injection?
What preparations of heparin-injection are available?
Injectable Solution: 1000, 2500, 5000, 10000, 20000 units/ml.
Heparin Lock Flush: 10, 100 units/ml.
Premixed Solution: 20000 units/500 ml, 25000 units/250 ml, 25000 units/500 ml.
How should I keep heparin-injection stored?
Heparin sodium injections should be stored at 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information
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