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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Heparin Sodium (Overview)

Heparin sodium is an immunization which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Heparin Sodium (Overview)

Heparin sodium is an immunization which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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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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How is low molecular weight heparin used?

Low molecular weith: Heparin is used as an anticoagulant. In low doses the intent is to prevent clotting. In full dose it is used to treat an established clot. If is given as a subcutaneous (under the skin) injection, which is more convenient than a continuous IV infusion of standard heparin. ...Read more

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What will happen if heparin gets on your skin?

What will happen if heparin gets on your skin?

Nothing: Heparin is an IV drug so it does not have any topical effects noted. Just to be safe, wipe it off skin as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of heparin?

Effects of heparin: In the short term, Heparin can cause bleeding and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (a dangerous allergic reaction causing low platelets and blood clots). Taken for long periods, it can cause hair loss and weakened bones (osteoporosis). ...Read more

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What are the uses of heparin for someone with diabetes?

None: Heparin is a blood thinner. Has no use for diabetes directly. It is used however in hospital settings since diabetics are at higher risk for forming dvts. ...Read more

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How effective are Heparin injections for treating stroke?

Depends: Heparin would be effective for a thrombotic stroke or embolic stroke if a blood clot is the reason for the stroke. If the embolism is due to cholesterol or if the stroke is hemorrhagic, then heparin would not help or be even harmful. ...Read more

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


Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more