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Can Fragmin 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Fragmin: No defects found in animal studies. No data from human use. ...Read more
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 is often used temporarily to prevent clotting or initiate treatment of a blood clot. Long term use can cause osteoporosis. ...Read more
See you doctor: Fragmin 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
I'm on fragmin and i'm pregnant but the baby is sick and will not survive and i may miscarry. Will i hemerrage dangerously if this happens?
Likely no: From your history i see that you have a history of dvt. Women with this are typically on a 40mg dose of fragmin, which is a prophylactic dose. Pregnancy actually increases your chances of blood clot, which you likely already know. If you likely are going to miscarry, consider making sure you're on a prophylactic dose, not a therapeutic dose of the medication. A therapeutic dose could hemorrhage. ...Read more
On fragmin. Spotting at 4 weeks pregnant. Has stopped for now. No pain/cramps. Had sex 24 hours prior. Is it from fragmin? Sex? Threatened mc?
Needs evaluation: Any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be evaluated promptly by your doctor. About 50% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy making it very common but not normal. Most are fine but sometimes bleeding can indicate a tubal pregnancy or miscarriage. Get checked. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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