Megaparin 40 Injection

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Megaparin Prefilled Syringe
Megaparin 40 Injection is used in the treatment and prevention of prevention of blood clots. It is also used in a heart attack.
Megaparin Prefilled Syringe side effects
Common
  • Low blood platelets
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Bleeding
How to use Megaparin Prefilled Syringe
Your doctor or nurse will use this device to give medicine. You or your care giver may be taught on how to use this device at home.
How Megaparin Prefilled Syringe works
Megaparin 40 Injection is an anticoagulant. It works by inactivating certain blood-clotting proteins. This prevents the formation of blood clots and prevents blockages in the blood vessels of the body.
Megaparin Prefilled Syringe related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Megaparin 40 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.
Lactation
Megaparin 40 Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Megaparin 40 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
Megaparin 40 Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Megaparin 40 Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Megaparin 40 Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Megaparin 40 Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, cautious use is advised in patients with underlying liver disease.
What if you miss a dose of Megaparin Prefilled Syringe?
If you miss a dose of Megaparin 40 Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

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  • You have been prescribed Megaparin 40 Injection for the prevention of blood clots.
  • Regular lab tests are not required to check whether it's working, unlike other similar medications.
  • Megaparin 40 Injection increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, or using sharp objects.
  • Inform your doctor if you are also taking other medicines that affect bleeding risk like aspirin and NSAIDs.
  • Notify your doctor if there is bleeding from gums, nose, or wounds that lasts more than 15 minutes, or if blood appears in urine, stool or vomit.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Megaparin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ticlopid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ontel, Telbind, Caditel
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Olmirose
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Topram, Rigapril, Ram
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Clopinorm, Hanatrel, Clopido
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Debipro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Losin, Tosar, Closarten
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Valtan
SERIOUS
MODERATE

FAQs

Q. Does it dissolve clots?
It does not dissolve existing clots
Q. Is Megaparin a biosimilar?
Yes, Megaparin is also available as biosmilar
Q. Is enoxaparin the same as heparin or lovenox?
Enoxaparin is not the same as heparin but both are used for similar indication. Lovenox is the brand name of enoxaparin
Q. Does it come in pill form?
It does not come in pill form
Q. Can I take paracetamol or ibuprofen with enoxaparin?
Enoxaparin is known to interact with paracetamol and ibuprofen and so should be taken only if prescribed by your doctor
Q. Is Megaparin affect INR/ PTT/APTT/platelets?
Megaparin increases the INR values (International normalized ratio; defines how long it takes for blood to clot when on anticoagulant therapy versus normal time) Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) or activated PTT (APTT) or platelets are not affected by Megaparin.
Q. Is Megaparin an anti-platelet, blood thinner/anticoagulant?
Megaparin is an anticoagulant which does not allow blood to clot thus acting as a blood thinner but it is not anti-platelet
Q. Is Megaparin dialyzable?
No, it is not dialyzable
Q. Does Megaparin contain pork?
Megaparin is manufactured using pork intestine
Q. Does Megaparin have to be refrigerated?
Megaparin should not be refrigerated
Q. Does it contain benzyl alcohol?
It does contain benzyl alcohol
Q. Does Megaparin make you tired?
Megaparin is not known to cause tiredness as a side effect. Please consult the doctor when any side effects are observed while taking Megaparin
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Aug 2018.
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