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    Information about Dalteparin

    Dalteparin uses

    Dalteparin is used to prevent Acute coronary syndrome, Deep vein thrombosis and Pulmonary embolism. It prevents the formation of blood clots in the legs, lungs, brain or heart.

    How dalteparin works

    Dalteparin is an anticoagulant that prevents the formation of harmful blood clots.

    Common side effects of dalteparin

    Bleeding, Injection site reaction
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    14 Jan 2020 | 06:20 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Dalteparin

    • You have been prescribed Dalteparin for the treatment and prevention of blood clots.
    • Dalteparin increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, using sharp objects or cutting fingernails or toenails. 
    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Dalteparin


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

    Yes, Dalteparin 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 Dalteparin?

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

    Q. Is Dalteparin an anticoagulant/ a LMWH?

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

    Q. When will I feel better after taking Dalteparin?

    Dalteparin 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 Dalteparin. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits.

    Content on this page was last updated on 14 January, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)