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Ardeparin is used to prevent blood clot formation in veins of leg after knee replacement surgery.

How it works

Ardeparin belongs to a class of drugs called as anticoagulants. It inhibits several proteins involved in blood coagulation, thereby preventing the formation of blood clot.

Common side effects

Pain, Allergic skin rash, Bleeding, Constipation, Injection site irritation, Injection site pain, Nausea, Reduced blood platelets, Vomiting


Expert advice

  • Before taking ardeparin please inform your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, ulcers in stomach or intestine, uncontrolled hypertension.
  • Use ardeparin with caution if you are an elderly patient.
  • Inform your doctor if you are or planning to undergo a surgery involving anesthesia or have received spinal or epidural anaesthesia.
  • You may be regularly monitored for blood counts, including platelet count and stool occult blood test.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions



Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)