It is used to treat or prevent clots in the veins, arteries, lungs, or heart
What may interact with this medicine?Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- aspirin and aspirin- like drugs
- medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, and dalteparin
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- medicines for treating colds or allergies
- NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
- tetracycline antibiotics
What should I watch for while using this medicine?While you are taking this medicine, carry an identification card with your name, the name and dose of medicine(s) being used, and the name and phone number of your doctor or health care professional or person to contact in an emergency.
Notify your doctor or health care professional at once if you have cold, blue hands or feet, or any unusual bleeding. Monitor your skin closely for easy bruising or red spots, which can indicate bleeding.
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 brushing and flossing your teeth or using a toothpick while receiving this medicine because you may bleed more easily.
Avoid sports and activities that might cause injury while you are using this medicine. Severe falls or injuries can cause unseen bleeding. Be careful when using sharp tools or knives. Consider using an electric razor.
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:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):