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What is the definition or description of: Heparin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Heparin allergy?

Heparin allergy: Heparin is an intravenous blood thinner. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/heparin. Html ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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How does heparin work to assist conception?

This is a myth: There is a lot of misinformation about Heparin and Lovenox (enoxaparin) out there. These are injectable blood thinners that can be helpful for women with recurrent miscarriage due to anti phospholipid syndrome - a type of lupus. It is currently not recommended for infertility or for recurrent miscarriage unless you have anti phospholipid syndrome. This is a new acog recommendation just this year. ...Read more

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Do you bleed to death if your heparin gets overdosed by injection?

Do you bleed to death if your heparin gets overdosed by injection?

Heparin overdose: Although Heparin can cause bleeding (if given appropriately or not), available treatments such as infusion of its antidote (protamine) and plamsa transfusion can usually prevent life-threatening complications. ...Read more

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What happens if heparin affects the formation of thrombin then why pt is not prolonged?

Two pathway measures: The PT can be with VERY HIGH doses of heparin but generally remember our coagulation system has two primary enzymatic pathways measured differently in the lab
1. Intrinsic system :measured by aPTT (activatted partial thromboplastin time) and prolonged by heparin and

2. Extrinsic system: measured by PT (prothrombin time) and prolonged by coumadin (warfarin).They then converge at the final common pathway. ...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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Can someone mix heparin and dobutamine hci?

Heparin dobutamine: Not in the same bag for IV delivery. They can be given simultaneously iv. ...Read more

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How safe is heparin during pregnancy?

How safe is heparin during pregnancy?

Requires care: Heparin, a blood thinner, can cause serious bleeding problems. While complications are rare, when they happen, they can be severe. Using Heparin requires expert care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take heparin while pregnant?

Is it safe to take heparin while pregnant?

Yes: A blood thinner like Heparin is required to treat some conditions like blood clots, which can be life-threatening. It can increase bleeding so it is very important that women with these conditions see an expert (eg, perinatologist or hematologist), have an accurate diagnosis and discussion of risks and benefits of anticoagulation to mom & baby, have monitoring of their condition through pregnancy. ...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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What happens when you inject heparin into muscle?

What happens when you inject heparin into muscle?

Hematoma: There is a high risk of blood seeping into the muscle and producing a hematoma. ...Read more

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Heparin sodium (mucous) and heparin what is the difference?

Different salts: Heparin comes in different forms. For blood collection tubes, the two common forms are sodium and lithium.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Finished heparin injections may 10th, when can I get a tattoo?

Finished heparin injections may 10th, when can I get a tattoo?

Tattoos: Tattoos are a personal choice. When an individual asks for medical advice about tattoos, the best person to advise them is usually their primary care doctor who can then review the medical history, medications taken and advise.

In general patients get tattooed with or without medical blessing. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does Heparin lowers the concentration of hemoglobin in the blood?

Anti-coagulant: Heparin is an anti-coagulant (blood thinner). It doesn't have a direct effect on hemoglobin in the blood. ...Read more

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What to do about heparin versus dicumarol as an anti coagulants.?

Talk to doctor: Neither heparin nor dicumarol is a trivial drug and certainly not a do it yourself matter. Why do you think you nee either one? It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get a tattoo while taking heparin injections?

Why: Why are you on Heparin injections normally its to prevent thrombosis in the legs. The Heparin will make coagulation more difficult and you will likely have increased bleeding with your tattoo placement.
I would wait until you are stable and off Heparin then get your tattoo if you desire ...Read more

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What is the main difference between heparin sodium and heparin calcium?

What is the main difference between heparin sodium and heparin calcium?

Rout Given: The sodium salt is given IV and the calcium salt is given sub q but the active drug Heparin is the same and functions as a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Can any doctor suggest heparin to someone who has a history of hit syndrome?

Contraindicated!: HIT (Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia) is a life-threatening complication and the patient should continue on a non-heparin anticoagulant. ...Read more

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Help please? What is hematoma, and how heparin can cause it if given intra-muscular?

Help please? What is hematoma, and how heparin can cause it if given intra-muscular?

See below: Heamtoma is the term for bleeding into tissues.
Heparin prevents blood from clotting which is essential for stopping bleeding. If heparin is injected and it injures a blood vessel at the site of injection into the muscle, there could be bleeding into the muscle resulting in hematoma. ...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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I am bridging from heparin to Coumadin (warfarin) should I take them at the same time?

I am bridging from heparin to Coumadin (warfarin) should I take them at the same time?

Generally Yes: Generally yes, usually "bridging" means using quick acting Heparin injections (most often lmwh) to anticoagulate until the Coumadin (warfarin) adequately anticoagulated you. ...Read more

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What is the normal range of aptt after plmonary embolectomy with the heparin infusion?

Long answer: 'normal therapeutic values vs normal, are two different numbers. After an embolectomy and Heparin infusionyou usually aim for a aptt of 1.5-2 times normal, non-anticoagulated range.
Around 55-80 seconds. ...Read more

Heparin Allergy (Definition)

Heparin is an intravenous blood thinner. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: ...Read more


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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