Ardeparin - injection
Wyeth | Ardeparin - injection (Medication)
This medication is a blood thinner which helps prevent formation of blood clots. It is used after knee replacement surgery.
This medication is administered by injection subcutaneously, by a health care professional usually twice a day following surgery. Injection sites will be rotated to limit irritation. Therapy with this medication may be continued for 7 to 14 days or until the risk of blood clot formation is limited. Do not inject into a muscle (intramuscularly). Properly discard used syringes and needles.
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop using ardeparin, and seek emergency medical attention or call your doctor immediately:an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); any prolonged or unexplained bleeding; pain, warmth, or redness in an arm or leg, or difficulty breathing, which could indicate a blood clot; or ulceration at the injection site.
Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use ardeparin and notify your doctor if you experience mild pain, redness, or warmth at the injection site; rash or itching; fever; or nausea. ...
Tell your doctor you are using this medication before undergoing any procedure involving spinal puncture/anesthesia. Using this medication before these procedures has caused major bruising or bleeding (epidural or spinal hematoma) inside the body. This may leave you paralyzed, maybe permanently. This risk is increased when you use other blood thinning medications (e. g. , aspirin, clopidogrel, warfarin), NSAIDs (e. g. , ibuprofen, naproxen), or when certain medication delivery devices (indwelling epidural catheters) are used. You will be monitored closely while you are on this medication. ...