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Heparin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is heparin injection ?
- What are the possible side effects of heparin injection ?
- What is the most important information I should know about heparin injection ?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using heparin injection ?
- How should I use heparin injection ?
- What happens if I miss a dose ?
- What happens if I overdose ?
- What should I avoid while using heparin injection ?
- What other drugs will affect heparin injection ?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose ?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of heparin.
What happens if I overdose ?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include easy bruising, nosebleeds, blood in your urine or stools, black or tarry stools, or any bleeding that will not stop.
What should I avoid while using heparin injection ?
Certain medicines can increase your risk of bleeding while you are using heparin, such as aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) including ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), ketoprofen (Orudis), ketorolac (Toradol), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), nabumetone (Relafen), piroxicam (Feldene), and others.
What other drugs will affect heparin injection ?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- another blood thinner, such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- dipyridamole (Persantine);
- hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil, Quineprox);
- ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin);
- indomethacin (Indocin);
- nicotine cigarettes, gum, lozenges, or skin patches;
- nitroglycerin (Nitro Dur, Nitrolingual, Nitrostat, Transderm Nitro, and others);
- an antibiotic such as demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Adoxa, Alodox, Avidoxy, Oraxyl, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin, Solodyn), or tetracycline (Ala-Tet, Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap);
- cold, allergy, or sleep medications (Allerest, Benadryl, Chlor-Trimeton, Dimetapp, Sominex, Tylenol PM, and others); or
- salicylates such as aspirin, Nuprin Backache Caplet, Kaopectate, KneeRelief, Pamprin Cramp Formula, Pepto-Bismol, Tricosal, Trilisate, and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with heparin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about heparin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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