Heparin

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Kgren
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153304
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Heparin
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2012-05-10 12:53:05
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Heparin
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  1. Class
    Anticoagulant
  2. Description
    Rapid acting anticoagulant prepared by bovine lung tissue or porcine intestinal mucosa
  3. Mechanism of Action
    Rapid onset anticoagulant that enhances effects of anti-thrombin III. Blocks conversion of Prothrombin to Thrombin & Fibrinogen to Fibrin
  4. Onset of Action
    • Onset: Immediate
    • Peak: 2-3 min
    • Duration: 2-6 hrs
    • Half-life: 90 min
  5. Indications
    • Unstable angina
    • Non Q wave MI
    • Used to prevent PE and DVT's
  6. Contraindications
    • Known hypersensitivity
    • Allergy to Beef or Pork
  7. Precautions
    • Don't use on pts with active major bleeding
    • Thrombocytopenia
    • Caution with chronic alcoholism
    • 3rd trimester pregnancy
  8. Side Effects
    • Bleeding complications
    • Chest pain
    • Confusion
    • Dizziness
    • Edema
    • Rash
  9. Adult Dose
    5,000 units
  10. Pedi Dose
    50 units/kg
  11. Max Dose
    Based on lab values
  12. Route of Administration
    IV/IO
  13. How Supplied
    Vials

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