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Heparin Sodium Preservative Free

Heparin is used to treat and prevent blood clots caused by certain medical conditions or medical procedures. Heparin is also used before surgery to reduce the risk of blood clots. Heparin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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You should not use heparin if you have uncontrolled bleeding or a severe lack of platelets in your blood, or if you have ever had low platelets caused by using heparin or pentosan polysulfate.

Do not use heparin injection to flush (clean out) an intravenous (IV) catheter, or fatal bleeding could result.

Heparin increases your risk of bleeding, which can be severe or life-threatening. Call your doctor or seek emergency medical attention if you have unusual bleeding or bruising, severe stomach or back pain, unusual tiredness, a nosebleed, blood in your urine or stools, any bleeding that will not stop, or if you cough up blood.

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Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Heparin Sodium solution 10000 units/mL20000 units/mL5000 units/mL
Heparin Sodium Preservative Free solution 5000 units/mL

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