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HEP-LOCK U/P

HEP-LOCK U/P

Heparin Lock Preservative Free Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Hep-Lock U/P Preservative-Free (heparin lock flush) Solution is an anticoagulant used to keep IV catheters open and flowing freely. The brand name of this medication is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Uncommon but serious side effects include bleeding; tell your doctor if this happens.

Dosage of Hep-Lock U/P is determined by a physician. Hep-Lock U/P may interact with other anticoagulants, antiplatelet drugs, NSAIDs, mifepristone, doxorubicin, droperidol, ciprofloxacin, and mitoxantrone. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Hep-Lock U/P should be used only if prescribed. This medication does not pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Hep-Lock U/P Preservative-Free (heparin lock flush) Solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Heparin Lock Preservative Free Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Although very unlikely, this medication can cause bleeding if its effect on your clotting proteins is too much. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any signs of serious bleeding, including unusual pain/swelling/discomfort, prolonged bleeding from cuts or gums, persistent nosebleeds, unusually heavy/prolonged menstrual periods, unusual/easy bruising, dark urine, black stools, severe headache, unusual dizziness.

Some patients can have certain bad reactions to heparin (heparin-induced thrombocytopenia-HIT or heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis-HITT). This can occur during treatment and up to several weeks after treatment with heparin has stopped.

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: pain/loss of feeling in the arms/legs, change in color of the arms/legs, chest pain, trouble breathing, confusion, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, vision changes.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Heparin Lock Preservative Free (Preservative-Free Heparin Lock Flush Solution)»

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Heparin Lock Preservative Free FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Hemorrhage

Hemorrhage is the chief complication that may result from heparin use (see WARNINGS, Hemorrhage). An overly prolonged clotting time or minor bleeding during therapy can usually be controlled by withdrawing the drug (see OVERDOSAGE).

Thrombocytopenia, Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) and Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis (HITT) and Delayed Onset of HIT and HITT

See WARNINGS.

Local Irritation

Local irritation and erythema have been reported with the use of Heparin Lock Flush Solution.

Hypersensitivity

Generalized hypersensitivity reactions have been reported, with chills, fever and urticaria as the most usual manifestations, and asthma, rhinitis, lacrimation, headache, nausea and vomiting, and anaphylactoid reactions, including shock, occurring more rarely. Itching and burning, especially on the plantar side of the feet, may occur.

Thrombocytopenia has been reported to occur in patients receiving heparin, with a reported incidence of 0 to 30%. While often mild and of no obvious clinical significance, such thrombocytopenia can be accompanied by severe thromboembolic complications such as skin necrosis, gangrene of the extremities that may lead to amputation, myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, stroke, and possibly death. (See WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS.)

Certain episodes of painful, ischemic and cyanosed limbs have in the past been attributed to allergic vasospastic reactions. Whether these are in fact identical to the thrombocytopenia-associated complications remains to be determined.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Heparin Lock Preservative Free (Preservative-Free Heparin Lock Flush Solution) »

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