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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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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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What is the definition or description of: Fragmin (dalteparin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Fragmin (dalteparin) allergy?

Fragmin allergy: Fragmin (dalteparin) is a blood thinner medication that is used to treat /prevent blood clots. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...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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Been on fragmin (dalteparin) injections for a year. D-dimer showing normal but having the exact same symptoms of a pe again. So confused?

Been on fragmin (dalteparin) injections for a year. D-dimer showing normal but having the exact same symptoms of a pe again. So confused?

See your doctor: Fragmin (dalteparin) treatment for a year implies a significant coagulation problem, and your statement suggests that you have had prior pulmonary embolism. The d-dimer being normal, means there is no significant clot formation, but since you are having pulmonary symptoms again, you should see your doctor for help. ...Read more

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Why are some people injected with fragmin (dalteparin) instead of aspirin?

Why are some people injected with fragmin (dalteparin) instead of aspirin?

Very different: Medications, with different mechanism to reduce the formation of blood clots and different risks of bleeding complications. The choice of which one is very dependent on a person's underlying problem, like aspirin being used for preventing heart attacks versus Fragmin (dalteparin) for treating pulmonary embolisms (blog clots of the lung.) ...Read more

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I'm on fragmin (dalteparin). If i'm in an accident, will i bleed to death? Is there an antidote like there is for warfarin?

I'm on fragmin (dalteparin). If i'm in an accident, will i bleed to death? Is there an antidote like there is for warfarin?

High bleeding risk: To correct bleeding from fragmin, (dalteparin) would use Protamine to help reverse it, although it is not a complete antidote. ...Read more

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What blood tests are needed when taking fragmin (dalteparin) to make sure your blood is "thin" enough? Was on warfarin...Is INR meaningless now? 2 uedvts, ttc

What blood tests are needed when taking fragmin (dalteparin) to make sure your blood is "thin" enough? Was on warfarin...Is INR meaningless now? 2 uedvts, ttc

None: Fragmin is supposed to work without checking the inr. Depending on what your doctor is doing sometimes they just keep you on Fragmin or switch you back to coumadin (warfarin). I would touch base with your doctor. ...Read more

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Bad cramps light period, just stopped fragmin (dalteparin) after a year (ready for gall bladder op) could it be related? Suffered from recurring PE's

Bad cramps light period, just stopped fragmin (dalteparin) after a year (ready for gall bladder op) could it be related? Suffered from recurring PE's

Fragmin (dalteparin) and menses: I would not think so. I cannot think of any specific interaction between Fragmin (dalteparin) (low molecular weight heparin) stopping and your symptoms. Please see your gyn provider if cramps continue. Hope this helps. Good luck with the surgery. ...Read more

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I have a broken ankle and I am in a cast I have got a bruise near my toes it's little but has just appeared I am on fragmin (dalteparin) for 6 weeks what do I do?

I have a broken ankle and I am in a cast I have got a bruise near my toes it's little but has just appeared I am on fragmin (dalteparin) for 6 weeks what do I do?

See your doctor: The bruise could be pooled blood from the fracture because gravity causes it to accumulate in your feet. However,as you are on fragmin (dalteparin) any bleeding of concern should be discussed w/your doctor.They can determine the appropriate evaluation & if necessary remove the cast, image and test in the office and replace appropriately. It's important to keep your doctor apprised of bleeding while on Fragmin (dalteparin) ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need a refill on my medication?

I need a refill on my medication?

So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more