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Generic: fondaparinux
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It is used after knee, hip, or abdominal surgeries to prevent blood clotting
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. Contact 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, which can be signs of bleeding. If you notice easy bruising or minor bleeding from the nose, gums/ teeth, in your urine, or stool, contact your doctor or health care professional right away. The dose of your medicine may need to be changed.

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

Try to avoid injury while you are using this medicine. Be careful when 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: 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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