Heparin

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  1. Class
    Anticoagulant
  2. Pharmacology and Actions
    Heparin is a rapid onset anticoagulant. It exerts direct effect on blood coagulation by enhancing the inhibitory actions of antithrombin III on severe factors essential to normal blood clotting, thereby blocking the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin and fibrinogen to fibrin.
  3. Indications
    To prevent thrombus formation in acute MI
  4. Contraindications
    • Active Bleeding
    • Pregnancy
    • Menstruation
    • Hemophilia
  5. Precautions and Side Effects
    • Spontaneous bleeding
    • Hypertension
    • HA
    • Nasal Congestion
    • Bronchospasm
  6. Dosage
    5000 units IV followed by 20,000 to 40,000 units IV over hours

    (NOT USED FOR PEDIATRICS)
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Heparin
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2010-05-21 02:26:28
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