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Generic: dalteparin
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It is used in combination with aspirin to prevent complications caused by unstable angina or heart attack
               



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What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

- agents that dissolve blood clots, like heparin
- aspirin and aspirin- like medicines (unless being used for angina or heart attack)
- blood thinners such as warfarin
- mifepristone
- palifermin
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

- abciximab
- eptifibatide
- lamifiban
- other medicines used to treat or prevent blood clots
- tirofiban

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. Notify your doctor or health care professional and seek emergency treatment if you develop increased difficulty in breathing, chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath, swelling in the legs or arms, abdominal pain, decreased vision, pain when walking, or pain and warmth of the arms or legs. These can be signs that your condition has gotten worse.

Monitor your skin closely for easy bruising or red spots. These can be signs of bleeding. If you notice easy bruising or bleeding from the nose, gums/ teeth, in your urine, or stool, contact your doctor or health care professional right away. This means that your medication needs adjustment or evaluation. Keep scheduled appointments with your doctor or health care professional to check on your condition.

If you are going to have surgery or dental work, tell your doctor or health care professional that you have received this medicine.

Be careful to avoid injury while you are using this medicine. Take special care brushing or flossing your teeth, shaving, cutting your fingernails or toenails, or when using sharp objects. Report any injuries to your doctor or health care professional.

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
  • bleeding from the injection site
  • difficulty breathing
  • dizziness or fainting spells
  • fever
  • heavy menstrual bleeding
  • signs and symptoms of bleeding such as back or stomach pain, black, tarry stools, blood in the urine, or coughing up blood
  • unusual bruising or bleeding like bleeding gums, red spots on the skin, nosebleeds

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

  • pain or irritation at the injection site

               
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