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Last Updated: December 02, 2019

Fondaparinux is an anticoagulant. It helps prevent blood clot in patients who are scheduled to undergo surgery soon. It is also used in combination with warfarin to treat clots in the lungs/legs. It functions by interfering with one of the steps in the development of clots.

On using Fondaparinux you may experience side effects such as irritation, skin rash, trouble with sleeping/walking/speaking, reduced appetite, fever, swelling of body parts, hives, chest pain, headache, vomiting, nausea, muscle weakness, clouded thoughts, severe bleeding and severe weakness. If your reactions persist or worsen over time seek medical attention promptly.

Before using this medication you should notify your doctor if: you are allergic to any ingredient contained within Fondaparinux, you are less than 50 kg for undergoing treatments such as blood clot in lungs/legs or are having hip/knee replacement surgery, you are taking any other medication, you have other allergies, you have kidney/intestinal/stomach/liver/vision/bleeding problems, you are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby, you are scheduled for a surgery.

The dosage should be prescribed based on your age and condition. The usual adult dose is 5 mg given subcutaneously once daily. The duration of therapy is 5 days.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Hematologist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Fondakem 2.5mg injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment. should not be used in patients with severe renal impairment.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Fondaparinux, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Fondaparinux as ingredient

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The active constituent of this medication is a synthetic anticoagulant which selectively binds to AT-III and enhances neutralization of coagulation Factor Xa by ATIII, inhibiting the formation of thrombin from prothrombin, which in turn inhibits the formation of fibrin from fibrinogen and stops clot formation.

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