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Composition FOR ARIXTRA 2.5mg/0.5ml injection


food interaction for ARIXTRA injection

alcohol interaction for ARIXTRA injection

pregnancy interaction for ARIXTRA injection

lactation interaction for ARIXTRA injection

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Arixtra 2.5mg/0.5ml injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Arixtra 2.5mg/0.5ml injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR ARIXTRA 2.5mg/0.5ml injection


Arixtra injection uses

Arixtra 2.5mg/0.5ml injection is used in the treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and pulmonary embolus.

How arixtra injection works

Arixtra 2.5mg/0.5ml injection is an anticoagulant that prevents the formation of harmful blood clots.

Common side effects of arixtra injection

Bleeding, Anemia


Patients taking ARIXTRA 2.5MG/0.5ML INJECTION

  • 96%
    Once A Day
  • 4%
    Once A Week


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Expert advice FOR ARIXTRA injection

  • Do not take fondaparinux, if you are allergic to fondaparinux or any of the other ingredients.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: high blood pressure, stroke, kidney or liver problems, stomach ulcers, or bleed easily; diabetes; or obesity.
  • Consult your doctor before using fondaparinux, if you are an elderly patient (above 75 years of age).
  • Avoid using fondaparinux, if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR ARIXTRA 2.5mg/0.5ml injection


Q. Is fondaparinux dialyzable?
Fondaparinux is added to the tube leaving the body during dialysis and hence is dialyzable
Q. Is fondaparinux derived pork?
It is not derived from pork but people allergic to pork should not take fondaparinux
Q. Is it an anti-coagulant?
Fondaparinux is not the same as heparin or lmwh (low molecular weight heparin) but all of them belong to the same class of medication called anti-coagulants
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Q. Does it cause hyperkalemia?
Hyperkalemia i.e. increase in potassium levels in blood may be one of the uncommon side effects of fondaparinux
Q. How does fondaparinux work?
Fondaparinux belongs to a class of medication called anti-coagulants. It is used for patients who are about to have certain kinds of surgery as well as to prevent clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) and lungs (pulmonary embolism). It works by preventing one of the steps of blood clotting thus preventing formation of new clots as well as worsening of the existing clots
Q. Does it affect INR?
INR (international normalized ratio) shows how long it takes for blood to clot when on anticoagulant therapy versus no therapy. Fondaparinux therapy increases INR to 2-3
Q. Is fondaparinux the same as heparin or lmwh?
Fondaparinux is not the same as heparin orlmwh(low molecular weight heparin)
Q. Is fondaparinux FDA approved for hit?
Fondaparinux is not approved by the FDA for HIT (heparin induced thrombocytopenia)
Q. Is it reversible?
Fondaparinux treatment is not reversible.


Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)