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Fragmin 5000IU Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Fragmin 5000IU Injection is known as an anticoagulant and is used to prevent harmful blood clots. It stops existing clots getting any bigger and stops new ones forming in the legs, lungs, brain or heart. This can help prevent Acute coronary syndrome, Deep vein thrombosis and Pulmonary embolism.

Fragmin 5000IU Injection is injected by or under the supervision of doctor. The dose and length of treatment are based on your medical condition, your response to the medicine and what you are being treated for. It may also be based on your age and weight. It is important to keep using this medicine even if you feel no symptoms because it is preventing future harm. If you stop taking it, you could get a blood clot. While taking this medicine you should avoid doing things that increase your risk of bleeding or injury.

The most common side effect of this medicine is bleeding. It can also cause injection site reaction. Remember that a severe headache could be a sign of bleeding in the brain. A severe stomach ache could be a sign of bleeding in the stomach. Bleeding can be dangerous and may not be obvious. Look out for symptoms like uncontrolled bleeding gums and inform your doctor.

Before using this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, diabetes or you have had a recent stroke and you should not take it if you have any current bleeding. Some medicines should not be used with Fragmin 5000IU Injection. Tell your doctor what else you are taking to make sure it is safe. If you have low body weight, you may be at increased risk of bleeding and drinking alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Consult your doctor about using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Side effects of Fragmin Solution for Injection

Common
  • Injection site reaction

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Injection site reaction
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.

How to use Fragmin Solution for Injection

Your doctor or nurse will guide you how to use this medicine.

How Fragmin Solution for Injection works

Fragmin 5000IU Injection is an anticoagulant that prevents the formation of harmful blood clots.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Fragmin 5000IU Injection.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fragmin 5000IU Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fragmin 5000IU Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Fragmin 5000IU Injection is released in small amounts in the breast milk and amounts reaching the baby are also small, which would not be expected to cause any harmful effects to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Fragmin 5000IU Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fragmin 5000IU Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fragmin 5000IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Fragmin 5000IU Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fragmin 5000IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Fragmin Solution for Injection?

If you miss a dose of Fragmin 5000IU Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Inform your doctor if you are also taking other medicines that increase the bleeding risk like aspirin and NSAIDs.
  • Inform your doctor if there is bleeding from gums, nose or wounds that lasts more than 15 minutes or if blood appears in your urine, stool or vomit.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Fragmin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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She took fragmin, isn't good at now?
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
She can take it if indicated in her case. Your gynae will be the best judge
Deep vein thrombosis , swelling nd painful in both leg.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
You need to take a surgical consultation
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Fragmin increase the risk of bleeding?

Yes, Fragmin increases the risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding.

Q. What medicines should I avoid while taking Fragmin?

Fragmin can interact with several medicines. Do not take any medicine without talking to your doctor.

Q. Is Fragmin an anticoagulant/ a LMWH?

Fragmin is an anticoagulant drug which belongs to class of medications called low molecular weight heparins.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Fragmin?

Fragmin reduces your risk of developing blood clots in the blood vessels of your leg, lungs, heart and brain. You may not feel any difference after taking Fragmin. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits.

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