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Can fragmin (dalteparin) affect pregnancy?

Can fragmin (dalteparin) affect pregnancy?

No: Fragmin (dalteparin) is an anticoagulant or blood thinner that may be necessary in pregnancy to prevent or treat blood clots. It is rated as a category b, does not cross the placenta, and is felt to be safe during pregnancy. It can cause increased bruising, bleeding, or a low platelet count. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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My fragmin/dalterparin daily injections are leaving hard lumps up to 2 inches at injection sight they don't seem to be going for weeks. Causes?

Bruise: Seem bigger than expected check needle size, volume injected and talk with doc about possible overdosing. While a goal of anti coagulation is important, local bleeding is uncomfortable and a possible sign of need for adjustment. Ice may help earl, and heat later to limit bruise and resorb hematoma. ...Read more

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Fragmin (dalteparin) + pregnant, what to do?

Fragmin (dalteparin) + pregnant, what to do?

See you doctor: Fragmin (dalteparin) is a low molecular weight heparin and a Category B drug for pregnancy. This means animal studies have not seen harm to the fetus but there are no adequate studies in pregnant women. Some women with blood clotting problems can take these medications safely during pregnancy BUT they should be followed very closely by their physician. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can plavix and fragmin (dalteparin) be taken together?

Increase bleeding: Both of these medications affect your ability to clot by different pathways. While they do not interact in the body to create any toxic combination ,they do have an ADDITIVE affect on thinning your blood and creating the potential of having a major bleeding problem.These are both prescribed medications and this SHOULD be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do? I am on life long warfarin and can not come off it. Can i just switch to fragmin (dalteparin)?

What do I do? I am on life long warfarin and can not come off it. Can i just switch to fragmin (dalteparin)?

Fragmin (dalteparin): Fragmin (dalteparin) is given by injection. I doubt you'd want to take it for the rest of your life. It's also very expensive. (1 vial is $730). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about inject fragmin (dalteparin) daily?

Can you tell me about inject fragmin (dalteparin) daily?

Anticoagulant: Frag in is derived from heparin, a naturally occurring anticoagulant. It is not usually given chronically since oral anticoagulants are easier and cheaper, but there are exceptions such as pregnancy, in some cancer patients, and where oral agents failed. Fragmin (dalteparin) is often used temporarily to prevent clotting or initiate treatment of a blood clot. Long term use can cause osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Accidentally injected fragmin (dalteparin) into a vein is this serious?

Accidentally injected fragmin (dalteparin) into a vein is this serious?

I answered : This question but will repeat/ first how do you know that was injected in a vein. It is usually injected under the skin was there a bigger vein? Makes no difference nothing will happen. Hope no mistakes were done with the total dose injected. ...Read more

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How would fragmin (dalteparin) encourage osteoporosis if taken for no more than one year? Is this of high concern? Can it be prevented?

How would fragmin (dalteparin) encourage osteoporosis if taken for no more than one year? Is this of high concern? Can it be prevented?

Not of high concern: There are studies suggesting low molecular weight heparins cause osteoporosis. The risk is so low (one figure cites 0.91%) that porphylaxis with osteoporsis meds has not been proposed. ...Read more

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Fragmin is a heparin which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more