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

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Daus
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Dr. Jack Morgan
Internal Medicine

In brief: Salt

The active ingredient Heparin is the medication doing the work, the salt (Chemistry - Sodium or calcium ) is what the heparin is combined with to help it to become absorbed in the GI tract.

In brief: Salt

The active ingredient Heparin is the medication doing the work, the salt (Chemistry - Sodium or calcium ) is what the heparin is combined with to help it to become absorbed in the GI tract.
Dr. Jack Morgan
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