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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
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
What do I do? I am on life long warfarin and can not come off it. Can i just switch to fragmin (dalteparin)?
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
How would fragmin (dalteparin) encourage osteoporosis if taken for no more than one year? Is this of high concern? Can it be prevented?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
No: Oral anticoagulants should not interfere with your periods. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage 4 colon cancer mets to bladder lung. Developed multiple bilateral pulmonary embolisms and have been on fragmin (dalteparin). Am I to stay on fragmin (dalteparin) forever?
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
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more