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heparin (generic name)

It is used to treat or prevent clots in the veins, arteries, lungs, or heart
(HEP a rin)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • any sign of bleeding like bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin, black, tarry stools, blood in the urine, bleeding gums, nosebleeds
  • back pain
  • bleeding in the eye
  • breathing problems
  • burning or itching on the bottoms of the feet
  • cold, blue, or painful hands and feet
  • coughing up blood
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever, chills
  • heavy menstrual bleeding
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • unusually low blood pressure

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • pain at site where injected

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store unopened vials at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Do not use if solution is discolored or particulate matter is present. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: June 06, 2013
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