heparin lock flush-injection, Hep-Lock
GENERIC NAME: HEPARIN LOCK FLUSH-INJECTION (HEP-a-rin)
BRAND NAME(S): Hep-Lock
USES: This medication is used to keep IV catheters open and flowing freely. Heparin helps to keep blood flowing smoothly and from clotting in the catheter by making a certain natural substance in your body (anti-clotting protein) work better. It is known as an anticoagulant.This form of heparin must not be used to treat or prevent blood clots in the body.Some products should not be used for newborns due to an increased risk of side effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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