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Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Heparin (Definition)

Heparin is a drug that thins the blood to prevents clots in blood vessels. It is given by intravenous line and requires close ...Read more


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Is prolia ever administered by IV infusion?

Is prolia ever administered by IV infusion?

No. : Prolia is a subcutaneous injection. There are other osteoporosis treatments, such as reclast, (zoledronic acid) which is given by IV infusion. They treat the same thing but are very different drugs. ...Read more

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How is systemic lidocaine infusion administered?

With : Intravenous line, also called angiocath or heplock. Pretty much the standard. ...Read more

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Effects of taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Effects of taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Lovenox (enoxaparin): Taking Lovenox (enoxaparin) can cause bleeding, bruising, allergic reactions, hair loss, osteoporosis, and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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Is intranasal administration considered parenteral?

Is intranasal administration considered parenteral?

I vote YES: If following the definition of parenteral as administration of a drug in a way that is not oral nor into the stomach or intestine, then by the process of exclusion, every other way of administration must be parenteral. So, a drug that is sprayed into the nose to be absorbed through the nose is parenteral, but snorting a pill through the nose and swallowing it at the throat would not be parenteral. ...Read more

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How are heparin injections given?

How are heparin injections given?

Subq: Most Heparin injections are administered subcutaneously or intravenously. ...Read more

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How are thrombolytic drugs administered?

How are thrombolytic drugs administered?

Usually iv: Usually from a peripheral iv. Sometimes can be given directly into artery with a catheter. ...Read more

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Why's thiamine administered with dextrose / saline IV infusion for diabetics?

Why's thiamine administered with dextrose / saline IV infusion for diabetics?

Neuron protection: Thiamine of vitamin b1 is an essential co factor in glucose metabolism so that if a person does not have adequate amount and a glucose load is given it can cause neuro toxicity manifested as delirium and occular abnormalities as seen in alcoholics being refed in the hospital. This is called wernick, korsakov syndrome. Diabetics with borderline nutrtional reserve could develop the same problem. ...Read more

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The appropriate concentration and volume of heparin bolus for intravenous injection ?

Heparin: This depends on the indication and base on the weight. Check this link to answer your question. http://reference.medscape.com/drug/calciparine-monoparin-heparin-342169. ...Read more

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Why is dobutamine given intravenously?

Why is dobutamine given intravenously?

No other form: Presently, there is no other form of Dobutamine on the market. Generally, when Dobutamine is used, one is seeking immediate action of the drug, if the drug was administered through just about any other route, it would take longer to act and the delay in action is not desirable. This of course excludes CHF patients on chronic Dobutamine pump, my first sentence is directed at them. ...Read more

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What should be monitored before administering the tpa (alteplase)?

What should be monitored before administering the tpa (alteplase)?

Complicated : You need to check it with your physician since it depends on many parameters , but generally speaking: head ct, blood pressure, age, time onset of stroke, coagulant estate and use of anticoagulation, history of previous stroke, bleeding and recent surgeries.... ...Read more

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Which drug is contraindicted for a patient receiving anticoagulant therapy?

Which drug is contraindicted for a patient receiving anticoagulant therapy?

Coumadin (warfarin): There are different anticoagulants out there with different indications. I will just make the assumption you are talking about warfarin. In which case foods that are high in vitamin K like liver, leafy green vegetables, or vegetable oils can make Coumadin less effective. ...Read more

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Are aggrenox and heparin given together?

Possibly: They can be - it depends on the indication. The risk of bleeding will be increased but the risk of clotting will be lowered. It's a judgement call. That why doctors need a lot training. ...Read more

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Is "heparin" the same thing as "unfractionated heparin"?

Yes: There are types of heparin: unfractionated (heparin) and low molecular weight heparin (Lovenox). ...Read more

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Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Does heparin prevent coagulation of blood?

Yes: Heparin keeps the blood from clotting both insider the body as well as for blood in a tube. ...Read more

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Difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

See below: Both are blood thinners that act on different parts of the coagulation (clotting) pathway in our system, warfarin is oral and needs regular blood test to check if it is in a good level, avoid eating vitamin k rich foods like dark greens while on this med. Lovenox (enoxaparin) is injectable, dosing computed thru weight. ...Read more

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What is warfarin, the anticoagulation therapy drug?

What is warfarin, the anticoagulation therapy drug?

Blood thinner: Bloid thinner that inhibits clotting by interfering with vitamin k. ...Read more

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Difference between arixtra and lovenox (enoxaparin) in pregnancy?

Difference between arixtra and lovenox (enoxaparin) in pregnancy?

Heparin.: Use of fondaparinux in pregnancy should be limited to those women who have severe allergic reactions to heparin, including heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. ...Read more