GlaxoSmithKline | Arixtra (Medication)
Arixtra/fondaparinux sodium may be used to prevent blood clots after certain surgeries with an increased risk of blood clots (e. g. , hip fracture, abdominal, knee/hip replacement). Fondaparinux is known as a blood thinner (anticoagulant). It is a drug similar to heparin that works by blocking certain natural substances in the blood that cause clotting. ...
The most common adverse reactions associated with the use of Arixtra are bleeding complications; mild local irritation (injection site bleeding, rash, and pruritus).
Anemia, insomnia, increased wound drainage, hypokalemia, dizziness, hypotension, confusion, bullous eruption, hematoma, post-operative hemorrhage, and purpura may occur. ...
Before using Arixtra, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have:infection in the heart (bacterial endocarditis), severe kidney disease, current serious bleeding (e. g. , bleeding ulcer), low platelet count because of antiplatelet antibody.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication. This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol while using this medicine may increase your risk for stomach bleeding.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...