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Heparin Sodium 5000Iu Injection

Manufacturer: Gland Pharma Limited
Medicine composition: Heparin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: March 19, 2022

Effective as a blood thinner, Heparin Sodium 5000Iu Injection helps in the prevention of blood clot formation in arteries, veins as well as lungs. In many cases the drug is given just before a surgery to reduce the chances of blood clot formation.

To avoid any complications as a result of taking Heparin Sodium 5000Iu Injection, give your doctor a detailed medical history, which should include a list of allergies you have, any health conditions you have developed and a list of medicines you are taking currently. Heparin Sodium 5000Iu Injection should not be taken by individuals who are allergic to any substance present in it, or allergic to pork. Patients with a low platelet count and problems with bleeding are also discouraged from using Heparin Sodium 5000Iu Injection. Let your health care provider know if you are suffering from medical issues like bad liver, extremely high blood pressure, and stomach infection or currently are on a period.

A few side effects that you may experience because of Heparin Sodium 5000Iu Injection are pain in the chest, fever, wheezing, vomiting , nausea, bleeding gums, blood blisters etc.

Many individuals continue to experience side effects even after the drug is stopped. Get in touch with your medical practitioner in case of side effects like tarry stool, appearance of urine in the blood, changes in vision and bad headaches.

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.
  • Bleeding

  • Injection Site Reaction

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

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

    Verilac 25000iu injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Verilac 25000iu injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

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

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Heparin Sodium 5000Iu Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Heparin, please consult your doctor.

This medication works by preventing certain cofactors like fibrin and thrombin from functioning correctly. The active form of the drug binds and forms a complex with Antithrombin, which is an enzyme inhibitor. This leads to conformational changes, resulting in its stimulation via an increase in the flexibility of its reactive site loop. The generated antithrombin then disables thrombin and factor Xa involved in the clotting of blood.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

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Ques: Can the use of Heparin Sodium 5000Iu Injection increase the risk of bleeding?

Ans: Yes, Heparin Sodium 5000Iu Injection increases the risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Consult your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding.

Ques: What medicines should I avoid while taking Heparin Sodium 5000Iu Injection?

Ans: Heparin Sodium 5000Iu Injection can interact with several medicines. Talk to your doctor, and inform him about using Heparin Sodium 5000Iu Injection before taking any prescription or non prescription medicine.

Ques: When will I feel better after taking Heparin Sodium 5000Iu Injection?

Ans: Heparin Sodium 5000Iu Injection reduces your risk of developing blood clots in the blood vessels of your leg, lungs, heart and brain. You may not feel any difference after taking Heparin Sodium 5000Iu Injection. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits.
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