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Certoparin is used to prevent the formation of blood clots in blood vessels (arteries or veins).

How it works

Certoparin belongs to a group of medications called as anticoagulants. It acts by preventing the formation of blood clots, thereby improving the blood flow to the body organs.

Common side effects

Frequent and excessive erections of penis, Liver enzyme increased, Acute urticaria, Cutanaeous eruptions, Allergic reaction, Asthma, Blood clotting disorder, Chills, Skin redness, Fever, Hair loss, Hematoma, Hemorrhage, Increased potassium level in blood, Incresed blood lipid level, Running nose, Nasal congestion, Reduced blood platelets, Softening of skin, Thinning of skin


Expert advice

  • Exercise caution if you are an elderly patient, or have liver or kidney disease, at increased risk of bleeding complications, increased blood pressure, increased blood sugar or pre-existing metabolic acidosis (increased level of acid in blood).
  • Ensure regular monitoring of hemoglobin, hematocrit, signs of bleeding, presence of blood in stools, clotting tests (activated partial thromboplastin time [aPTT] [or antifactor Xa activity levels] or activated clotting time [ACT]) while taking certoparin.
  • Do not consume this drug if you are allergic to certoparin or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not consume this drug if you have current or history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, generalised or local bleeding tendency, and uncontrolled severe high blood pressure.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

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