This medication is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that prevents blood clots in persons undergoing surgery. Along with aspirin this medication is prescribed for heart attack, unstable angina (chest pain). It is also used to reduce the recurrence of blood clots in certain cancer patients and during dialysis.
Dalteparin changes the bodys clotting system. It thins the blood to stop clots from forming.
Use as you have been told, even if you are feeling better. To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses. It is given as a shot into the fatty part of the skin on the right or left side of the stomach, thigh, or buttocks. It is given as a shot into the fatty part of the skin. Your doctor may teach you how to give the shot. Wash your hands before and after use. Move the site where you give the shot with each shot. Throw away needles in a needlesharp disposal box and take the box back to your doctor when it is full.
Irritation where the shot is given. Bleeding problems.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
Alert your doctor if you are allergic to heparin, other medicines similar to Dalteparin, or pork products. - Alert your doctor if you have or ever had any of these conditions: - bleeding disorders or problems with blood clotting. - stomach ulcers. - stroke or bleeding in the brain. - high blood pressure. - bacterial infection in your heart. - history of low platelet count during treatment with heparin or other medicines similar to Dalteparin. If you are going for a procedure where spinal or epidural anaesthesia is injected into your back, inform your doctor that you are using Dalteparin.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. A fall or crash when you hit your head. Talk with your doctor even if you feel fine. Swelling, warmth, or pain in the leg or arm. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Very bad headache. Weakness, numbness, or tingling. Any bruising or bleeding. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here: - other blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin, ticlopidine, clopidogrel, dipyridamole. - painkillers known as NSAIDs, such as aspirin, diclofenac, mefenamic acid, ibuprofen. - certain high blood pressure medicines. - digoxin (a heart medicine). Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Injection: Store below 25°C. Store it in airtight container and keep away from children.
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets
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