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This drug should not be used with the following medication because a very serious interaction may occur: mifepristone.
If you are currently using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting dalteparin.
Before using dalteparin, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.
This medication is sometimes used together with other drugs that have "blood thinning" or anti-platelet effects such as aspirin, clopidogrel, or warfarin. When these combinations are prescribed by your doctor, you will require closer monitoring to minimize your risk of bleeding. Keep all medical and laboratory appointments.
Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many contain pain relievers/fever reducers (NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or aspirin) which can increase the risk of bleeding/anti-platelet effect when used with dalteparin. Low-dose aspirin, as prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention or to prevent clotting of artificial heart valves (usually these dosages are 81-325 milligrams per day), should be continued. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
This product may affect the results of certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this drug.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include excessive bleeding and bruising.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., blood counts including hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets, checking stool for blood) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Additional lab tests (anti-factor Xa blood levels) should be performed in certain cases, especially if you have severe kidney disease, are pregnant with artificial heart valves, or if the dalteparin does not appear to be working properly. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store the US product at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C).
Store the Canadian product at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C).
Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Information last revised July 2010. Copyright(c) 2010 First Databank, Inc.
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